Dirty Chai White Russian is a soul-warming holiday drink everyone will love. Classic White Russian spiced up with homemade coffee and chai syrup.
Dirty chai syrup:
2 cups (16 ounces) strongly brewed coffee
4 chai tea bags (I used Tazo)
¼ cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
One Dirty Chai White Russian:
3 ounces dirty chai syrup
1 ½ ounces Kahlua
1 ½ ounces vodka
1 ounce heavy cream
To make the dirty chai syrup, add chai tea bags to freshly and strongly brewed (and still very hot*) coffee. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add honey and vanilla and whisk together. This makes enough dirty chai syrup for about 5 drinks.
To make one White Russian, place ice into a short glass. Add dirty chai syrup, Kahlua, vodka and heavy cream; stir together. If desired, garnish with a star anise and cinnamon stick.
*If your coffee isn't freshly brewed or really hot, heat it back up in the microwave or on the stove. If heating on the stove, be careful not to burn the coffee.
For 1 ounce, I just used a standard shot glass.
Recipe by Modern Farmhouse Eats at http://www.modernfarmhouseeats.com/dirty-chai-white-russian/