Chillax-Chai

This cocktail, candle, and good blanket will do!⁠

  • 2 oz. Blue Chair Bay® Vanilla Rum
  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1-2 oz. chai tea syrup
  • sparkling water, for topping
  • cinnamon and star anise, for serving (optional)

Chai Syrup:
Boil 1 cup of water. Remove from the heat, add the chai tea bags, cover and steep 10-15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the maple syrup. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 3-5 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract. Let cool.

Cocktail:
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vanilla rum, lemon juice, orange bitters, and 2 tablespoons of the chai syrup. Shake to combine.⁠ Strain into a glass. If desired top with sparkling water. Garnish with cinnamon and star anise.

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