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Chai White Russian

chai white russian

Imagine blending the classic flavors of a White Russian cocktail with the exotic spices of chai tea. That’s the essence of a Chai White Russian, a unique and enticing drink that offers a delightful twist on a traditional favorite. Perfect for those who enjoy exploring new flavors, this cocktail combines the creamy, rich taste of a White Russian with the warm, aromatic spices of chai. It’s an adventurous and sophisticated choice, ideal for sipping on a relaxed evening.

Tasting Notes

A Chai White Russian is a delightful mix of creamy, sweet, and spicy flavors. The creamy richness of the milk blends beautifully with the sweet taste of coffee liqueur. The vodka adds a little kick, while the chai spices bring in a cozy warmth. It’s like a hug in a glass, with a balance of spice and sweetness that tickles your taste buds!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz (30 ml) vodka
  • 1 oz (30 ml) coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa)
  • 2 oz (60 ml) chai tea concentrate (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 oz (30 ml) heavy cream or milk
  • Optional: a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Glass: Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Mix the Drink: Pour the vodka and coffee liqueur over the ice.
  3. Add Chai: Slowly add the chai tea concentrate.
  4. Finish with Cream: Gently pour the cream or milk on top.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Optionally, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg on top. Enjoy your Chai White Russian!

Pro Tips

  • Chill Your Glass: For an extra cool drink, chill your glass in the freezer for about 15 minutes before making your cocktail.
  • Homemade Chai Concentrate: Making your own chai concentrate is easy! Just steep your favorite chai tea in hot water, add some extra spices if you like, and sweeten it to your taste.
  • Layering: For a cool visual effect, pour the cream over the back of a spoon to make layers in your drink.
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Variations

  • Dairy-Free: Use almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk instead of regular milk or cream.
  • Spice It Up: Add a cinnamon stick or a few cloves to your chai for extra spice.
  • Chai White Russian Float: Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert-like treat.

FAQs

Can I make this without alcohol?

Yes! Just skip the vodka and use extra chai concentrate or milk.

Is it okay to use regular tea instead of chai?

You can, but it won’t have the same spiced flavor. Chai tea is recommended for the best taste.


How do I make this drink for a party?

You can easily multiply the ingredients based on the number of guests. Mix everything in a large pitcher, and serve over ice in individual glasses.


This simple yet delightful Chai White Russian recipe will surely be a hit whether you’re relaxing at home or entertaining friends. Enjoy the blend of flavors and the joy of making your own special drink!

chai white russian

Chai White Russian

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz (30 ml) vodka
  • 1 oz (30 ml) coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa)
  • 2 oz (60 ml) chai tea concentrate (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 oz (30 ml) heavy cream or milk
  • Optional: a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

    1. Prepare the Glass: Fill a glass with ice cubes.
    2. Mix the Drink: Pour the vodka and coffee liqueur over the ice.
    3. Add Chai: Slowly add the chai tea concentrate.
    4. Finish with Cream: Gently pour the cream or milk on top.
    5. Garnish and Serve: Optionally, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg on top. Enjoy your Chai White Russian!
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

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