Thai Iced Tea Cocktail: Spike Your Tea With Irish Cream

Spiked Thai iced tea cocktail with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

Kerrygold Irish Cream

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Plus: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
565 Calories
9g Fat
74g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 565
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Protein 17g
Calcium 172mg 13%
*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.)

Fans of iced tea lattes will enjoy this spiked Thai Iced Tea recipe. It has a little spiced cream set against a bold black tea background and the liquors give it a nice kick for lazy summer afternoons.

The Thai Iced Tea recipe was created by Pamela Wiznitzer of Seamstress NYC. In the recipe, she gave the traditional Thai Iced Tea a boost with a little Irish cream and aged rum. It's a fascinating drink that is filled with flavor.

It all begins with a short infusion of traditional spices in a trio of creams. This includes a shot of Kerrygold, a favorite Irish cream liqueur on the market. The coconut milk gives it a great tropical flair, which really plays off the rum in the finished drink.

Once the infusion is done (give yourself a few hours), the cocktail comes together quickly. Just pour your favorite aged rum into a glass of chilled black tea, then top it off with the spiced cream. You will find that this is a true delight and a cocktail you won't be able to keep to yourself.


Steps to Make It

  1. Mix Kerrygold Irish Cream, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut milk together with clove, vanilla, and anise and allow to sit for 2 to 3 hours. Strain the spices using a fine mesh strainer.

  2. When it's time to serve, pour the tea and rum into a tall glass with ice.

  3. Slowly pour 3 ounces of the infused cream to create a floating layer on top of the drink. 

  4. Finish with a dusting of nutmeg.

(Recipe Courtesy: Kerrygold Irish Cream)

How Strong Is the Thai Iced Tea?

If you're looking for a nice, casual cocktail, this Thai Iced Tea is an ideal candidate. The rum is not a full shot and Kerrygold is a gentle 17 percent ABV (34 proof). By the time we add the milk and tea, the drink is rather light. On average, it will weigh in around 9 percent alcohol by volume (18 proof).

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