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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Cocktails, Day 18: Old Port Chai

With just one week until Christmas, Anu Apte is keeping things nice and straightforward today with a rum-bolstered chai. A bit creamy, a bit spicy and 100% comforting, tuck yourself in with one of these and have nothing but the sweetest dreams.

Old Port Chai
1 oz. dark rum
4 oz. chai mixture
Glass: teacup or mug

Warm the chai mixture in a small saucepan until warmed through. Pour the rum and chai mixture into a teacup and serve.

For the chai mixture: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 ¼ cups water, 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cardamom pods, 4 black teabags and 2 cups whole milk.

Anu Apte, Rob Roy, Seattle