Chai Old Fashioned

Chai Old Fashioned

The cocktail equivalent of a cozy sweater! Simple syrup infused with chai tea offers the perfect amount of sweetness and baking spice aromas. The perfect cocktail to keep the cold weather at bay.

Creator: Rachel Ramirez

2 oz Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey
.75 oz chai simple syrup
1 dash aromatic bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir until chilled and strain over one large cube or sphere. Express the oils from an orange peel over the top of the drink and insert the peel into the drink. Garnish with star anise.

Chai Simple Syrup

To prepare the chai syrup, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water together in a saucepan. Heat to a simmer until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add two chai teabags. Let steep for 15 minutes, remove teabags and store the chai syrup in the refrigerator.