Masala Chai Julep

Masala Chai Julep with fresh mint leaves

Masala Chai Julep with fresh mint leaves

Most of the tea consumed in India is enjoyed as chai, while Americans drink most of their tea as iced tea. This cocktail is a perfect fusion of the two Indian and American favorites.

Chai spices are a great complement to bourbon, and this recipe also works as a warm drink in colder months. We celebrated my Indian-American-ness this Fourth of July, my very first as a US citizen, with these Masala Chai Juleps!

Here is my recipe for a Masala Chai Julep, with some history of chai in India.