Spiced Chai Martini Recipe

1 servings
5 min

This masala chai martini is a lovely way to enjoy the flavors of chai tea in the form of an elegant cocktail. Homemade chai concentrate blends smoothly with vodka, and a hint of lemon juice adds a refreshing flavor. Shake the ingredients together with ice, then strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a cinnamon stick for a touch of warmth. Indulge in this delightful fusion of traditional chai and modern mixology with this cozy cocktail.

Chai martini

Chai martini combines the rich and aromatic flavors of traditional Indian chai tea with a classic martini. It brings together the warmth of chai spices and the sophistication of a well-crafted cocktail. This versatile drink can be enjoyed on various occasions, whether you are hosting a gathering or looking to unwind with a sophisticated beverage.

Squeezing lemon.
Top view of chai martini.

Making chai concentrate

Chai concentrate is a concentrated form of chai tea that is typically used to make chai lattes or other chai-based beverages. It is made by brewing a strong, flavorful black tea infused with a blend of spices. The concentrate is sweetened with sugar or other sweeteners.

Chai concentrate is easily available in several grocery stores and specialty tea shops. But making the concentrate at home is very easy and more budget-friendly. Unlike the store-bought ones, it can be customized to your personal preference by changing the spices and controlling the amount of sugar. I am using my homemade chai concentrate in this recipe; however, you can replace it with Tazo chai concentrate.

chai concentrate in a cup.
Dressing the rim.
Chai martini.

Food pairing with chai martini

Desserts: Enhance the chai flavors of the martini by pairing it with desserts like tiramisu, chocolate mousse, gingerbread, or cardamom-infused cakes.

Cheese and fruit platter: This drink pairs very with a selection of mild to medium cheeses such as Brie, Gouda, or Cheddar. Pair them with dried fruits like figs, apricots, or dates. The contrasting textures and flavors of the cheeses, fruits, and chai martini complement each other beautifully, offering a balance of richness and refreshment.

Chai martini.

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Spiced Chai Martini Recipe
Recipe details
  • 1  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • 2 fl oz vodka
  • 1 fl oz chai concentrate cooled
  • 1/2 fl oz lemon juice
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Ice cubes as needed
For the rim:
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon sugar

Mix the ground cinnamon and sugar together and place it on a small dish. Rub the rim of the chilled glass with lime and roll it in the cinnamon sugar.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Add vodka, chai tea concentrate (or cooled brewed chai tea), fresh lemon juice, and a dash of ground cinnamon to the shaker.
Shake the mixture vigorously for about 30 seconds to chill the ingredients.
Pour the mixture into a martini glass.
Top with a cinnamon stick and serve immediately.
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