Warm Autumn Chai Swizzle Tea Cocktail

  • PrepTime: 7 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 7 Mins


  1. 2 ounces Irish Cream (Baileys)
  2. 3 ounces masala chai tea (brewed)
  3. 2 teaspoons sugar (raw)
  4. Garnish: ​cinnamon stick


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Brew a pot of chai tea. Stir in the raw sugar until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Fill a coffee mug with the chai tea and Irish cream.
  4. Stir with a cinnamon stick, then leave it as a garnish.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


  1. If you are familiar with masala chai, you will know that milk and sugar are often added during the brewing process. However, when making this swizzle drink you're already adding cream (Baileys) and sugar so this seems like overkill. Therefore, it's best to either compile your own chai spice blend or use a prepared chai tea bag and brew that, holding the milk and sugar
  2. You can try the drink both ways to see which you like best. The full milk-sugar brewing of the chai does make a very rich autumn chai swizzle and it will likely be too much for many tastes.
  3. Raw sugar looks like brown sugar, but it has a lighter, natural molasses flavor and coarser texture. It's also called turbinado, muscovado, or demerara sugar.
  4. Chai is not the only tea that works with Baileys. Use the Irish cream to gently spike any cup of tea you're brewing. It's also a really nice creamer option for coffee.
  5. Want to give your chai an extra kick? Add half a shot (about 1 ounce) of brandy, rum, or whiskey to this recipe.
  6. Raw sugar is not a requirement, though it is a really nice fit for chai's spice blend. Use your favorite tea sweetener, whether that be agave nectar, honey, white sugar, simple syrup, or a sugar alternative like Stevia.