Chai This: An Old Fashioned Cocktail Riff

chai this-vertical-crdt jim sullivanFor her Old Fashioned cocktail riff, bartender Jessica Stewart incorporates a brown sugar-chai syrup in the recipe.

2 oz. Irish whiskey
½ oz. brown sugar-chai syrup
3 dashes Bittermen’s Elemakule Tiki Bitters
Tools: barspoon, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: orange twist, grated nutmeg

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish.

Chai Syrup: Steep 1 tsp. of loose chai in 8 oz. of hot water for 3-5 minutes. Combine with an equal amount of brown sugar. Whisk until the sugar dissolves.

Jessica Stewart, URBN, San Diego

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