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Chai Something New Mocktail

Finished Give it a Chai Mocktail with scorched cinnamon stick on top

The Chai Something New Mocktail is a deliciously complex drink without the alcohol! Chai tea, fruit, and ginger beer fizz together, topped with the aroma of smokey cinnamon!

Ingredients

ingredients

4 ounces Oregon Chai Concentrate {<- Amazon affiliate link}

2 ounces Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice

.5 ounce POM pomegranate juice

.25 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice

Ginger beer, to top
1 cinnamon stick

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Cocktail shaker with strainer

300 mL highball or Collins glass (or rough equivalent)

Brulée torch or lighter 

Instructions

1. In a cocktail shaker, combine chai concentrate, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice.

2. Fill shaker glass to top with ice, and shake vigorously.

3. Strain over fresh ice into glass. Fill to top of glass with ginger beer.

4. Using brulée torch, scorch quarter- to half-inch of one end of a cinnamon stick. Place cinnamon stick burnt-side up into top of glass, balancing cinnamon stick on the ice.

5. Enjoy!

Notes

If you are thinking you would like to de-mocktail this, and add some alcohol, we’ve got you covered! We played with adding several spirits to this drink: rums (spiced, dark, blackstrap, aged), whiskeys (Canadian, Scotch, Bourbon), and vodka. At the end of the day, the clear favorite was the blackstrap rum, as the molasses-y flavor added a really fun extra depth of flavor.

Keywords: mocktail, cocktail, mixed drink, drink