Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned


  • Chai Syrup
  • 4 chai tea bags
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Old Fashioned
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 2 oz chai syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Cinnamon and star anise, for garnish


  1. Make the chai syrup by bringing 1 cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat and then steep tea bags, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove bags and add maple syrup. Bring to a boil for 3-5 minutes, then remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and let cool.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, lemon juice, bitters and 2 oz syrup. Shake to combine, then strain into a glass.
  3. Top with sparkling water and garnish with cinnamon and star anise.