When planning a dinner party it’s easy to overlook the drinks when focusing on the food for the menu. Show off your hosting abilities by bringing the beverages into the spotlight with one of the creative chai cocktail recipes below.
Long Island Iced Chai
Add the namesake to this classic alcoholic drink when you shake things up with the recipe below, featuring real iced tea. Pair Long Island Iced Chai with an appetizer like Teriyaki Chai Chicken Wings. Your guests will love the combination of sweet and savory.
2 oz rum
2 oz vodka
2 oz triple sec
2 oz gin
2 oz lemon juice
12 oz orange juice
Mix above ingredients and pour into highball glasses over ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange or a sprig of mint.
More than just a tequila sunrise, this cocktail brings the taste of the Himalayas with Oregon Chai, the rich and creamy spiced tea inspired by recipes from the mountains of South Asia. Pair with a non-alcoholic Orange Chai for the kids to join in on the dinner party fun.
8 oz tequila
16 oz orange juice
4 tsp grenadine
Mix tequila, orange juice and Oregon Chai over ice, then strain into a highball glass. Add ice cubes and pour in grenadine slowly, allowing to settle. Stir before drinking.
Chai White Russian
Take a lesson in cool from “the Dude” with this sweetly spicy version of the libation prominently featured in The Big Lebowski. Pair with a deliciously crumbly Oregon Chai Apple Pie Coffee Cake for dessert.
4 oz cream
4 oz amaretto
4 oz vodka
half-n-half to taste
Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.
Now that you’ve got the drinks down, it’s time to plan the menu. Discover recipe inspiration for cooking with chai.