So I was searching for a new gin to try and stumbled upon Opihr Oriental Spiced London Dry Gin. I loved the sound of the flavours and was even more taken by the variety of ways to drink this lovely gin. I was particularly taken with the cocktail called Cinnachai Flip, as this cocktail contains one of my most favourite flavours, chai.
Picture from the Opihr website
This lovely cocktail contains:
I purchased the gin and then went on to search for the perfect chai syrup. I soon found what I was looking for.
A gorgeous sounding recipe of blended spices, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, vanilla, star anise, nutmeg, fennel seed and mixed spice, free from artificial preservatives, colours and flavours.
This was Henny and Joe's beautifully presented and award winning syrup that I had to have!
On it's arrival I soon put it to the test, making one of my most favourite hot drinks, chai latte. I don't drink coffee and have become a bit of a lover of chai drinks.
Being naturally free from caffeine this also makes a lovely soothing bedtime drink as well as a lovely treat with weekend breakfast.
Easy to prepare, just add 2 tablespoons of the lovely syrup (which is so delectable straight off the spoon!) to a cup of milk and heat. Use a hand whisk (little electric one is good) to produce a lovely froth, pour into your favourite cup,sprinkle with cinnamon and breathe in the fragrant spice before taking a sip of this most gorgeous, warming and luxurious drink. It's like settling into your favourite armchair with a good book- decadent, exotic, warming and sooo good!
Not only can you use this lovely syrup in your gin cocktails, it is also great for milkshakes, cakes and biscuits. I plan to also try adding it to a delicious home made slow cooker rice pudding- just imagine...
oh and of course I will need to give chai ice cream a go in the very near future- watch this space!
Hmm I think it's time for a cuppa chai!