It’s all over—the holidays have been celebrated, the games have been played, and red carpets have been rolled up (for the most part). We’re officially entering that dark part of winter when the weather sucks and everyone’s down with a sickness; the only light at the end of the tunnel is knowing sweet spring is close enough to taste.
But, we can’t taste it just yet, so until we can, let’s try and keep spirits cheery by making the most of the season… aka, drink up! A little boost from a Masala Chai Toddy should do the trick. With a rich blend of aromatic spices and black tea, a touch of sweetness from condensed milk, and a few splashes of dark rum (for good health), it’s the perfect pick-me-up for this kind of spell.
Luckily the recipe is so easy a snowman could do it. Lipton’s Enticing Chai already contains many of the essential spices and herbs that make a Masala Chai—black tea, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, black pepper, and cloves. Simply brew and mix well with the milk, rum, and some crushed cardamom, and you’ll see yourself warming up in no time.
Photo by Marc Kharrat
Masala Chai Toddy
6 oz Lipton Enticing Chai tea
1 oz condensed milk
1 oz dark or Indian rum
Green cardamom pods
Cinnamon sticks (for garnish)
1) Brew Chai tea with crushed cardamom and let steep for 4-8 minutes.
2) Add the condensed milk, followed by the dark rum. Mix well.
3) Using a fine sieve strain the liquid into a glass. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and crushed cardamom.
Created in partnership with Lipton