Bourbon Chai Tea Latte Cocktail is rich with chai spices steeped in a strong black tea, drizzled with a milk of choice and good bourbon, for a warm winter’s sip.
Tea Latte Cocktail
Nothing says holiday cocktail time quite like something warm, elegant and slow sipped fireside.
Yes, Bourbon is a great slow sip on a cold winter’s eve, but let’s dress it up a bit and make it more than memorable!
Growing up, in the winter time, I have the fondest memories of sipping on a hot cup of tea with milk and honey in it.
Milk, which is actually what latte means in Italian, was usually dairy milk in our tea.
But since I grew up in a Mediterranean influenced home, we made our own Almond Milk, which I grew to prefer in my tea.
Chai Tea Latte
Did it ever occur to you why chai latte has become so popular the moment Autumn sets in? It’s the spices!
They are all the warm spices we desire most when it’s cold outside.
Just the sound of these spices:
- Even a little pepper
Makes you want to curl up in front of a fire and sip something warm, so steep yourself a few chai black tea, tea bags in boiling water and make a lovely cold weather sip.
Stir in a little sweetener and either cream or almond milk, and you’ve got a creamy tasting latte to sip on.
Chai Tea Spices
Are you a spice person, or know someone who loves to experiment with unusual spice combinations?
If so, I would suggest you make a spice jar of chai spices (way cheaper than buying them made), and keep them on hand for lots of baking uses.
At the onset of Autumn, I always make a batch of Pumpkin Spice Blend, which seems to double in price in Autumn.
Nearly every spice, for this blend, is probably already in our pantry.
And while we’re on ‘make your own spice blend’, might just as well go ahead and make a jar of Za’atar, a fabulous spice blend for Middle Eastern cooking.
Bourbon Chai Tea Latte Cocktail
This Bourbon Chai Tea Latte Cocktail is filled with the taste of warm spices, which is complimented by the bourbon, and warmed in a malty black tea.
If you find yourself sipping on this luxurious cocktail in the winter months, fireside, you are definitely going to want an exotic cookie to nibble with it!
And yes, I’ve got the perfect exotic nibble for you, Pistachio Ouzo Cookies for an added accompaniment to an already exotice sweet treat!
Whether you are sipping alone, or have invited a gathering of friends, this cocktail is easy to have the chai tea latte made in advance.
It can be kept warm in an insulated thermos and add the bourbon as you pour for your guests, or simply warmed before serving.
This warm bourbon cocktail is the perfect sip for a fire pit gathering, movie night at home, or a quiet sip by the fire while listening to your favorite music with a good book.
Make it fancy or make it simple but take a moment to sit with a warm sip to reflect on the goodness of life!
- Chai Black tea
- Cream or Almond milk
- Sauce pan
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Shot glass
- Heat proof serving glasses – my absolute favorites are here
- Tea kettle or stovetop
Other Winter Cocktails To Enjoy
Any one of these wintery warm cocktails can also be served without alcohol for the enjoyment of their flavors.
- Golden Milk Turmeric Cocktail – Far East meets Middle East in this warm Autumn golden milk cocktail. It is made with coconut milk, fresh turmeric root, spices and an anise flavored liquor. Dare I claim this a healthy-ish cocktail!
- Winter Sangria Cocktail – while not warm, it is truly a traditional winter sangria loaded with fruits and a warm spiced simple syrup.
- Homemade Spiced Apple Cider – with or without booze, either way it tastes and smells like an Autumn day.
- Cooked Egg Holiday Eggnog – with or without booze, that vintage eggnog has made a comeback now that the egg base of this velvety sip, has been cooked and healthier than that old vintage version.
Bourbon Chai Tea Latte Cocktail
- Tea kettle
- 2 Heat proof serving glasses
- 2 Chai Tea tea bags or black tea with chai spice
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 4 cups Boiling Water
- 3 tbsp Cream or non-dairy
- 2 shots Bourbon roughly 1/3 cup
- Pour boiling water over the tea bags in a heat proof pitcher, and allow to steep 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags, add sugar and cream and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- This step can be done in advance, kept in fridge and heated when ready to serve.
- Add the bourbon just before serving, whisk and pour into heat proof serving glasses.