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Esther’s Elixir

Esther’s Elixir Related:   dairy, drinks, Purim

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: n/a

Yield: 1 cocktail

Cinnamon, cloves, coriander, fennel seeds, ginger, green cardamon, nutmeg, peppercorn and star anise (oh my!) are just a few of the warming spices brewed to make a traditional chai. Fortunately, we live in an age of convenience where delicious ready-made chai mixes are available at major supermarkets. Pick one up for this sweet and spicy dessert cocktail so you can spend the extra hours on the perfect Purim costume.

Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup sweetened chai tea mix (liquid, not powder)
  • 1/8 cup half-and-half
  • 1/8 cup vodka (flavored vodkas like vanilla work great, too)
  • Ice for cocktail shaker
  • Optional: ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Preparation

If serving immediately, pour chai tea mix, half-and-half and vodka into a shaker filled with ice about ⅔ full. Agitate and strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle some ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice mix on top, and place a cinnamon stick inside the drink for extra pizzazz. If you’re making ahead, mix the chai and half-and-half, cover securely and chill in the fridge. Just before serving, add the vodka, stir, pour and garnish.

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