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)
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.
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.