Boozy Pumpkin Chai Latte is just the right amount of warmth you need. Sip in front of the fire after skiing.
Pumpkin season is in full swing, and while I admit I am not a fan of the ever popular Pumpkin Spice latte, I am a fan of chai lattes. I figured why not jump on the pumpkin everything bandwagon and make this into a pumpkin version and add booze because, yum.
I first discovered chai lattes at a coffee shop where I grew up in Santa Barbara. I love coffee and tea and it was around the holidays where a local shop had a chai tea latte on special. It smelled so good! My college roommate wasn’t a coffee drinker at all, so she would either order a vanilla steamed milk or a chai tea latte.
I tried a sip of her chai tea latte that that day I passed on my usual vanilla latte for the chai latte. I still drink coffee a lot more than tea, but once the weather starts getting cooler my afternoon warm me up is almost always the chai latte.
I was in Whole Foods one day and saw a carton of Pumpkin Chai Latte concentrate and wanted to try it. It was good - but a bit strong on its own. I added a splash of it into my regular chai tea and added a splash of bourbon and I knew I was on to something yummy.
I tried a few different ways of making this drink and the recipe I came up with is my absolute favorite. The booze is optional, but does add in that extra warm-up factor to it, plus the whipped cream is a must. I love boozy whipped cream on hot winter drinks but again that too is optional if you aren’t into adding alcohol into your drinks.
This is meant to be a boozy drink, but it’s not over the top. Just the little bit really does make the drink. Make up a batch, share with friends while sitting around a fire to warm up from the outside as well as inside. Also makes for a great après ski drink. A great way to warm up after a day of playing in the snow. Boozy pumpkin chai lattes - your new holiday warm up.
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