Dirty Chai Espresso Martini Recipe

Dirty Chai Espresso Martini Recipe

Mariana Kanellos
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Dirty Chai Espresso Martini

What is a Dirty Chai Espresso Martini?

A Dirty Chai Espresso Martini combines the aromatic spices of chai tea with the boldness of espresso and the smoothness of your favorite vodka or rum. The term "dirty" in the world of chai refers to the addition of espresso, marrying two beloved drinks into one delectable cocktail.


  • 1 shot of cold espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
  • 1 oz chai tea concentrate
  • 1.5 oz vodka or rum
  • 0.5 oz coffee liqueur


  1. In your Elixir Mixer, combine the espresso, chai tea concentrate, vodka or rum, and coffee liqueur.
  2. Whisk with the Elixir Mixer until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or star anise if desired. Enjoy!


Why is it called "Dirty Chai"?

In coffee shops, a "dirty chai" refers to a chai latte with a shot of espresso. Here, we've taken the concept a step further by turning it into a martini!

Can I make this cocktail without alcohol?

Absolutely! Just skip the vodka or rum and coffee liqueur for a non-alcoholic version that's still full of flavor.

How can I make my own chai tea concentrate?

Brew a strong cup of chai tea and let it cool. Alternatively, you can simmer loose chai tea leaves in water until it's rich and flavorful, then strain.

Which is better: vodka or rum for this cocktail?

It's up to personal preference! Vodka provides a neutral base, letting the chai and espresso shine. Rum, especially a dark or spiced variety, will add another layer of complexity to the drink.

Enjoy this delightful twist on a classic cocktail!🍸☕️

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