Spiced Chai Sour

, from Issue #90. June, 2020
Spiced Chai Sour

Sid Sahrawat's Fried Brioche Pakora with Paneer and Truffle demands an equally decadent drink to match its deliciousness - and this is that drink. Frankie Walker, founder of Black Pineapple has designed this tipple with almond croissant liqueur and roibos chai and oh what a tipple it is!

Serves: 1


30ml Reyka Vodka
15ml Almond Croissant Liqueur (see recipe below)
60ml spiced rooibos chai
10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
10ml Ratafia Prune Liqueur
Nutmeg and Cinnamon Spiced Popcorn, to accompany (see recipe below)

Glass – stemless wine
Ice – cubed


Add all liquid ingredients to a shaker and shake over cubed ice. Strain into stemless wine glass two-thirds filled with cubed ice. Serve with a small cone or bowl of spiced popcorn on the side.

Almond croissant liqueur:
Place 100ml light rum (we used Angostura Reserva White Rum), 1 litre boiling water, 1kg caster sugar and 2 almond croissants (it doesn't matter if they’re stale) in an electric blender.
Blend vigorously then allow to sit for 1 hour. Fine strain. Bottle and chill.
makes about 1 litre

Spiced popcorn:
Mix freshly grated nutmeg, ground cinnamon, salt and sugar together in a bowl.
Make fresh popcorn with a little oil and butter.
Coat the popcorn to taste with the nutmeg mixture.