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Houdini's Dirty Chai

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Houdini's Dirty Chai

This amaro based sour is perfect for those of you looking for something bright and citrusy that still delivers the flavors of impending fall. A chai simple syrup adds spice and sugar to the slightly astringent and smokey Sfumato Amaro while a small amount of whiskey provides proof and a backbone of oak against the sour of lemon. 


Houdini's Dirty Chai

  • 1.5 oz Sfumato Amaro 
  • .5 oz Rye Whiskey 
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice 
  • 1 oz Chai Syrup
  1. Combine the amaro, rye, lemon juice, and chai syrup in a shaker tin with ice. 
  2. Shake very well for about 25-30 seconds. 
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a large loom wheel and enjoy!

Chai Syrup

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Chai Tea Bags
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick 
  • 2 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar 
  1. Bring water to a light boil over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon and cardamom and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  2. Remove from heat. Remove whole spices and add tea bags. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes, then discard the bags. 
  3. Stir the sugar into the hot tea until it fully dissolves, about 30 seconds. Store syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

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