Whiskey Chai

Serving Size: 6
Total Time:


  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp loose black tea
  • 0.25 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Quart whole milk
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 8 cardamom pods, seeds removed from the pod
  • 16 whole cloves
  • black peppercorns
  • 3 Ounce bourbon or rye whiskey


  1. In spice grinder, pulse all of the spices to a powder.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Add the spices, sugar and tea and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain the chai into a bowl. Wipe out the saucepan.
  3. Return the chai to the saucepan and rewarm over moderate heat. Stir in the whiskey and serve hot.

Image Credit: Fredrika Stjärne
Recipe Courtesy of: Linda Aldredge

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