In this simple twist on a classic highball, the flavors of the whisky are heightened by the warming spices of chai. The lime and ginger ale bring a citrusy balance and refreshing effervescence that make this cocktail both a perfect aperitif and a soothing digestif. It's just the right drink for a special holiday occasion, but we also love to sip it any old weeknight. Bonus: If you don't want to find and prep all the ingredients, you can have 'em delivered straight to your door (or sent as a gift to someone special) with this nifty cocktail kit.
This recipe was created in partnership with Johnnie Walker. —The Editors
For the cocktail:
1 1/2 ounces
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Chai Cordial (see recipe below)
fresh-squeezed lime juice
3 1/2 ounces
Fever Tree ginger ale
Fresh lime wedge and dehydrated lime wheel, for garnish
To make the cocktail: Add ice to a chilled highball glass.
Measure the ingredients (except for the lime garnishes) and pour into your glass.
Gently stir with a spoon, incorporating all ingredients and chilling the cocktail.
Garnish with a lime wedge and dehydrated lime wheel.
To make the Chai Cordial: Add filtered water, sugar, salt, and chai tea to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, add lime zest, and let simmer for a few minutes, until the sugar dissolves completely. Cool and strain with a cheesecloth before use.