My original game plan was to have my relaxing cocktail, and then head out with the hubby for an all too infrequent date night, sporting my freshly colored and blown-out hair, but instead, we have yet another snowy day on our hands, so it's looking like a night in for this mama. Big giant bummer.
So now you're all stuck now with a rare selfie, because I'm not wasting this blowout at home with no one seeing it except the fam!
But now back to the important stuff that you came here to read! The same snow that put a damper on my date night, was also the inspiration for today's warm decadent cocktail, a Bourbon Chai Tea with a Maple Spiced Bourbon Whipped Cream. OH YES! You heard that right!
To make this deliciousness, you're going to need to steep a cup of your favorite chai tea, sweeten it with a teaspoon of real maple syrup, and get it nice and creamy with your milk of choice (half and half or almond milk would both be equally good choices). Make sure you leave room in your mug for a shot of the good stuff - Spiced Cinnamon Bourbon!
1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp confectioners sugar
3 Tbsp Spiced Cinnamon Bourbon (maple bourbon would be delicious as well)
Drizzle of maple syrup
Pour heavy cream into the bowl of a mixer at a fairly high speed, using the whip attachment (as long as it's not splashing, it's fine!). While it's whipping, add in your other ingredients. Stop when the whipped cream has begun to stiffen up. Give it a taste, and adjust if necessary. Top off your bourbon chai, top your ice cream, or just eat it with a spoon...we won't tell anyone!
We hope you give this one a try! Make it tonight, snuggle up with a mug of it, and stay warm and out of the snow!