Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Week of Drinks : Chai Tea

Beginning today is my gift of seven days of drink recipes 
for you to enjoy this holiday season...

Some are spirited, others will be enjoyed by the entire family. 
Some are tropical with a summer twist...
some are warm and steamy for cozy fireplace snuggles.

I have been a bartender since the early 80's, so I know my beverages. 
I believe a cocktail should be handcrafted with the finest ingredients such as 
freshly squeezed juices and served in a fancy glass.
 Mason Jars are the exception ! No plastic allowed !

I believe in starting each day with your favorite beverage of choice...
and remember, IT IS A CHOICE.
OK, you can drip your coffee or steep your tea...
but what about French Press or loose Tea Balls??  
and what about that warm lemon water?
OH MY !! 

I believe the way we begin our day can enhance the direction of our mood.
Are you a racehorse right out of the chute? 
Or a slowly merging butterfly from the cocoon?
How about those mornings you have time to linger over a creamy cup of chocolate 
or bolt out the door with a bold cappuccino?
Or remember those vacation days started off with Bloody Mary's and Mimosas?

Do we drink enough water?
Guilty as charged.
Nope. Not me.
I try.
It's so boring.

So this week, I am bringing you some of my favorites and interesting beverages.
The recipes are in J-Peg format...feel free to right click and save ! 

and if you are on Instagram or Facebook feel free to tag your creations and libations with #weekofdrinkswithdeb #ctyw ( cheers to your weekend ) 

the above recipe can be adapted to your favorite teas. 
Also I like to add a couple Star of Anise to the blend

See y'all tomorrow !!