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Bourbon Laced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
We're celebrating Booze Week with this amazing Bourbon Laced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte.
Ingredients
  • 1 inch piece of ginger peeled and cut into coins
  • 2 cinnamon sticks broken
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of black peppercorns
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1/8 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 6 cups of cold water
  • 1 vanilla bean sliced lengthwise
  • 5 black tea bags
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • Bourbon plan on 1 ounce per person
  • Whipped cream cinnamon sticks and nutmeg for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a plastic bag, add the cinnamon sticks, star anise, black peppercorns, cloves, and cardamom pods. Lightly crush and pour into a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the ginger, water and the seeds of the vanilla bean and the scraped vanilla pod to the saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. When the mixture is boiling, reduce to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes or so, partially covered.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove the tea bags from the mixture.
  7. Add the sugar and the milk, whisking thoroughly over high heat until the mixture is brought to a simmer (DO NOT BOIL).
  8. Pour into mugs and add the bourbon.
  9. Stir with a cinnamon stick, garnish with some whipped cream and a bit of freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe and Photo Credit to Aly Cleary of Cooking in Stilettos, adapted from Epicurious