Dragon-Chai cocktail

3.11.17


It's a pity we don't get to experience fall, especially in the age of media where everything is about  pumpkin spiced lattes, sweater weather, caramel apples and the sound of leaves crunching. It's a huge case of FOMO for me. I've only lived through one fall, back when I was studying in Milan and I was one of those boots over tights kind of girls who sipped on hot chocolate with extra white cream and wore a cute little beanie. To say I miss those days will be a complete understatement.  
So as some sort of a concession, we decided to make a "fall" cocktail that is a lot more relevant for Mumbai city. So we used tea, because we're all mostly chai drinkers here, and I wanted to add a fruit, but not let it overpower my cocktail, so I picked the fruit with the least amount of flavour. I also had a stock of flavoured tea that I picked from Munnar and had to decide over Orange and other 2 other flavours, but finally settled for strawberry. As for the alcohol, I had a choice between rum and whisky, but I prefer the latter with my tea. 



Ingredients

  • 1 dragon fruit
  • Jack Daniels
  • Strawberry tea
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon sticks


Step by step process (makes 2 glasses)


  • Pour a fresh batch of brewed strawberry tea into a shaker with half a dragon fruit, finely chopped.
  • Add half a shot of honey and one two shots of Jack Daniels into the shaker
  • Muddle ingredients until the dragon fruit resembles a mulch
  • Add ice cubes into two glasses and pour the contents of the shaker into the glasses.
  • Garnish with a slice of dragon fruit and a cinnamon stick



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