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Fine Art Friday

Spiked Chai Tea

It’s Fine Art Friday and I’m ready to party- at home, in my sweatpants, catching up on Riverdale. But no couch party would be complete without a nice hot mug of something spiked. This week’s art inspired recipe is a personal favorite of mine. Spicy, creamy, slightly sweet, and let’s not forget boozy- spiked chai tea. This is exactly what you need to warm your bones and get a good buzz on. Introvert Friday night parties commence!

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Spiked Chai Tea

Spiked Chai Tea

Spiked Chai Tea


2 1/2 C water

2 cinnamon sticks

8 cardamom pods, crushed slightly

1/2 Tbsp allspice berries

1/4 tsp coriander seed

1 star anise pod

6 black peppercorns

1” piece of ginger, sliced and smashed

kosher salt

1 drop rosewater

1 1/2 Tbsp loose leaf rooibos tea

1 C whole milk

3 oz bourbon

1 1/2 Tbsp honey

In a small sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, turn off heat, and add cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, coriander, star anise, peppercorns, and ginger. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Once spices have been steeped, add rosewater, pinch of salt, tea, and whole milk to the pot. Cover and steep for 2 minutes. Strain liquid through a fine mesh strainer lined with a double layer of cheesecloth, into a large bowl. Add bourbon and honey, and ladle into your coziest mug.

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