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Sweet + Spicy Cider-Chai Tea Cocktail

Move over, pumpkin spice latte. There's a new fall drink in town. This one combines the spiciness and warmth of chai with smooth rum and fresh apple cider.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks + Cocktails
Cuisine: Drinks
Keyword: tea
Servings: 1
Author: Dana Raidt
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 chai tea bags or 1 ounce chai concentrate
  • 1 cup fresh apple cider see the Bon Appetit link above if you'd like to make your own—use 7 ounces cider if you're using chai concentrate
  • 2 ounces gold rum spiced if you wish
  • Orange slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

If using tea bags:

  • Heat apple cider on the stove just until boiling, then immediately turn to lowest setting (just hot enough to keep the cider warm). Place tea bags in cider and let steep for 3-5 minutes. Stir in rum to heat, then pour into a mug or heat-safe glass and let sit until cool enough to sip. Garnish with an orange slice or cinnamon stick.

If using chai concentrate:

  • Warm chai concentrate and cider on the stove just until heated through (do not boil). Stir in rum to heat, then pour into a mug or heat-safe glass and let sit until cool enough to sip. Garnish with an orange slice or cinnamon stick.

Notes

The cocktail can easily be made for a crowd; simmer a pot of it at a Halloween or Thanksgiving get-together to make your house smell great—and keep your guests incredibly happy. The recipe below is for one serving; to make a big batch, use a half-gallon of cider and 8 ounces of chai concentrate or 10-12 chai tea bags, simmer and leave covered on the stove on the lowest setting. You'll want to have guests add the rum to their glasses, though, as the alcohol will burn off if it's on the stove too long.