The Dirty Chai Nightcap

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Serves 4 cocktails

Vodka works well because it allows the spices of the chai to shine. But bourbon is also be a good pick if you wanted to change it up a little bit. I used Silk's organic unsweetened soy milk, but any unsweetened plant-based or dairy milk will do {almond, coconut, hemp, etc.}.


  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • handful ice
  • star anise, garnish


  1. Heat the water to almost boiling and steep the tea for 4 minutes. Discard the tea bags {or loose tea} and add in the maple syrup. Stir to combine, and set to the side to cool.
  2. Meanwhile make 2 ounces of espresso. Set that aside to cool.
  3. Combine in a shaker the cooled chai and espresso, milk, vodka and ice.
  4. Strain into 4 martini glasses, and garnish with star anise.
  5. Enjoy responsibly!
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