Warm chai toddy




Warm chai toddy

Warm Chai toddy. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1 orange pekoe tea bag
  • 2 oranges , juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dark rum , for each cup
  • cinnamon sticks
  • twist of orange peel , for garnish


  • BOIL water with cinnamon stick. Remove from heat and add chai and orange pekoe. Let steep 5 min. Remove cinnamon stick and tea bags. Add orange juice and honey. Divide tea mixture among 4 mugs and top each with 1 tbsp of dark rum. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and twists of orange rind.

Serve with

This cozy tipple goes well with a bowl of crispy madras chickpeas.