There is nothing better than sitting by the fireside with our nearest and dearest, fluffy socks on and drink in hand. Why brave the cold for a cocktail (or mocktail) when you can create your own trendy drink at home?! Move over Espresso Martini, here comes the Chai Spritzer. Perfect for cold evenings and trendy Melbournites. Cheeseboard and board games are not optional.

Chai Spritzer


50g sugar

50g water

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon ground cardamom

2 Chai Tea Bags

375ml Ginger Ale

Thin orange slices


  1. Combine sugar, ground spices and water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil. Once boiling and all sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat.
  2. Combine 1 cup of boiling water with the tea bags and ¼ cup of the spiced sugar syrup in a heatproof jug. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  3. Remove the tea bags and strain through a sieve.
  4. Add ginger ale.
  5. Pour over ice and serve with orange slices.

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