The drop in temperature means it’s time to embrace hot cocktails. This Chai tea cocktail is perfect to sip on, whilst watching a festive classic!
Place your chai teabags, sugar and cinnamon sticks into a teapot. Pour in the boiling water and then stir well until all the sugar has been dissolved and the tea has brewed. Once brewed, pour into a saucepan with your gin, syrup, lemon juice and Cointreau. Warm until the liquid is just below a boil. Pour your warm cocktail into a tea cup and garnish with a lemon twist and an extra stick of cinnamon.
*To make the syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and add chai teabags (one for each 250ml water used), along with approximately one cinnamon stick per 100g of sugar. Place on the hob and put on a medium heat. Stir gently to combine until the mixture has reduced to a syrupy consistency. Once cooled, decant into a sealable container and keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
4 chai teabags
80ml demerara sugar
2 sticks of cinnamon
160ml boiling water
50ml Tarquin’s Cornish Christmas Gin
40ml chai and cinnamon syrup*
50ml lemon juice
Lemon twist and cinnamon stick, to garnish