Chai White Russian

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White Russians are traditionally made with vodka and coffee-flavoured liqueur, mixed with heavy cream.  Our twist includes a warming mix of winter spices for the colder months ahead, all thanks to the Chai syrup, hints of coconut and a genuine fully Cornish coffee liqueur. 

Chai White Russian Pour

The Cornish Distilling Company create the Kalkar Cornish Coffee Rum from scratch, just a stone's throw from Watergate Bay. They are one of the few genuine British rum producers and the first Cornish rum distillers, fermenting the molasses themselves and bottling in their Bude distillery. 


35ml Curio Cocoa Nib Vodka
35ml Kalkar Cornish Coffee Rum
25ml Coconut puree/coconut milk
25ml Sweetbird Chai syrup
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and star anise


  1. Measure out 35ml of Kalkar coffee rum liqueur into a highball glass and fill with ice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, measure 35ml of Curio Cocoa Nib Vodka, 50ml of oat milk (or your choice of milk), 25ml of coconut puree and 25ml of chai syrup. 
  3. Dry shake lightly and strain over the ice into the glass. 
  4. Finish with a cinnamon stick and star anise if you like.
Chai White Russian Star Anise

Chai Syrup

If you haven't got Chai syrup to hand, you could make your own. 
Mix 5 cups of water, 10 teaspoons of black tea leaves/black teabags and your choice of spices (vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom pods, star anise and nutmeg work well). Bring all ingredients to the boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve and into a bottle. 

Chai White Russian