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
Fresh lime wedge and dehydrated lime wheel, for garnish
For the Chai Cordial:
House of Waris Botanicals Chai Tea
Zest of 1 whole lime
In This Recipe
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.