Chai White Russian

It’s almost Thanksgiving! I’m not going to bother you with side dish recipes or tips on how to make your turkey taste less like turkey. We know it’s all about the stuffing and the booze!

And this year, for dessert, I’m skipping the store bought pumpkin pie and drinking this Chai White Russian instead.

It’s a classic drink with a twist. Vodka, Kahlua and Chai milk tea.

For the milk tea I used almond coconut blend, but it can be replaced with regular milk or even heavy cream—which is more like the original White Russian. Bring one cup of milk or cream to a boil, mix a tablespoon of agave syrup, turn heat off, throw in a Chai tea bag, and let it sit covered for a while.  Keep the Chai milk tea in the refrigerator until cocktail time.


Before I got busy with the shaker I fancied my glass up with a graham cracker crumbs rim—but this is totally optional, and frankly, I only did it for the looks.

Chai White Russian deconstructed:

  • 2 generous ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce of Kahlua Liquor
  • Mix it in a shaker (or tall glass) with lots of ice. Pour it on a ‘old fashioned’ glass filled with ice. Top it with 2 ounces of Chai milk tea. Garnish with ground nutmeg and a cinnamon stick for stirring.
  • Find a comfortable spot in the couch to enjoy it, count your blessings, and get ready for Christmas. Yikes!

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!