Thai Iced Tea Cocktail

Spiked Thai iced tea cocktail with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

Kerrygold Irish Cream

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Infuse: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
361 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 361
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 214mg 5%
*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 (Ceylon is recommended), 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.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish cream liqueur

  • 1 ounce coconut milk

  • 1/2 ounce sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon whole anise seed

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 1/8 vanilla bean

  • 1 ounce aged rum

  • 2 1/2 ounces strongly brewed black tea, chilled

  • Grated nutmeg, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

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

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

  5. Finish with a dusting of nutmeg. Serve and enjoy.

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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