Autumn Chai Swizzle

Autumn Chai Swizzle Cocktail
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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 7 mins
  • Prep: 7 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
496 Calories
20g Fat
60g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 496
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 19g
Calcium 145mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

As the Hot Toddy and Irish Coffee have proven for years, warm drinks are best when constructed in a simple manner. This Autumn Chai Swizzle is another shining example, though in this case we are working with fresh-brewed chai tea.

The concept of the recipe is very simple. Essentially, we are using Irish cream liqueur and brown sugar to sweeten a steaming cup of chai. It is a light drink that is easy to make and can be a nice replacement for your afternoon chai.


  • 2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 3 ounces brewed masala chai tea
  • 2 teaspoons raw brown sugar
  • Garnish: ​cinnamon stick

Steps to Make It

  1. Brew a pot of chai tea (authentic masala chai recipe here).

  2. Add 2 teaspoons of raw brown sugar and stir until dissolved.

  3. Fill a coffee mug with chai tea and Baileys Original Irish Cream.

  4. Stir with cinnamon stick.

More Tips for Making a Great Autumn Chai Swizzle

  • If you are familiar with masala chai, you will know that milk and sugar are often added during the brewing process. This chai recipe is a perfect example.
  • However, when making this swizzle drink we are adding a cream (Bailey's) and sugar so this seems like overkill. That would leave us with brewing the chai spices into an unsweetened tea in order to add these two ingredients after the fact. I have tried this drink both ways and found both to be good. It is true that the full milk-sugar brewing of the chai does make a very rich Autumn Chai Swizzle in the end though this will likely be too much for many tastes.
  • My personal recommendation is to take the second approach. Either compile your own chai spice blend or use a prepared chai teabag and brew that, holding the milk and sugar. Then add Bailey's and brown sugar as indicated in the recipe below.

Recipe Courtesy: Bailey's Irish Cream