Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur tastes like a cold chai latte with a little liquor thrown in. Made with rum, cream, black tea and other spirits and spices, this creamy liqueur has a little bit of sweetness balanced with a gingerbread-cookie spice flavor that is smooth and pleasing.
Tea liquors and liqueurs–and, in fact, tea in general–is hot in mixology right now. I’ve yet to see a cream product with this flavor on the scene, and this one could easily woo fans of Irish cream or coffee cream liqueurs by adding a new spice dimension.
As far as mixing, it’s a natural complement to rum or vanilla-flavored vodka. Experimenting with Voyant in a tea cocktail could produce a real treat. I’m going to play with it some more, but here’s a recipe to start with.
Hazelnut Chai Heaven
- 2 oz chai cream liqueur
- ½ oz white crème de cacao
- 1 oz hazelnut liqueur
- ½ oz orgeat (almond) syrup
- ½ oz aged rum
Shake ingredients with ice, then strain into martini glass. Optional: Rim glass with chocolate and crushed hazelnuts and top cocktail with whipped cream.