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Chai Simple Syrup

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Posted: 02/03/23

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This Chai Simple Syrup recipe is simple and so delicious. With warm chai flavors of clove, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom, you will want to add this cozy simple syrup twist to all of your favorite cold weather drinks!

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This Chai Simple Syrup makes everything taste cozy and a little sweeter, and is very easy to make at home. You will want to mix this up as the temperatures drop and indulge all season long. Made with just three ingredients, this sweet and flavorful simple syrup recipe is one that you will want to have on hand to add to your favorite cocktails, baked goods, and hot drinks.

One of the best parts of making simple syrup at home is that it doesn’t have any extra preservatives, sweetners, or additives that store bought syrups may contain. You may be surprised at how well this homemade chai syrup pairs with other flavors in both iced and hot drinks. Making it at home is simple and will fill your kitchen with a delightful cozy aroma.

How to Make Chai Simple Syrup

These steps show just how easy this homemade chai simple syrup is to make. For full instructions and ingredient measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  • Combine the water and sugar in a small pot. Boil to dissolve.
  • Turn off the heat and add the chai tea bags.
  • Let steep.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge

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How to Serve and Store

Store this syrup recipe in a sealed glass jar the fridge for up to three months to sweeten all of your favorite recipes.

This Chai Simple Syrup is perfect in our Chai Old Fashioned. Experiment with different cozy cocktails by adding this spiced syrup to your fall favorites such as your favorite latte, Spiked Hot Chocolate, Spiked Eggnog Latte, or even a classic Old Fashioned. It would also be good with baked goods or on your favorite pancakes.

Chai Old Fashioned

This Chai Old Fashioned recipe is going to be the coziest cocktail you mix up this fall. Made with warm bourbon and homemade chai simple syrup, this delicious cocktail comes together in minutes and will warm your soul with just the right amount of spice.
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5 from 1 vote

Chai Simple Syrup

Serves: 8 servings
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 37 minutes
This Chai Simple Syrup recipe is so simple and delicious. Made with three ingredients, you will want to add this spiced syrup to everything!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 packets chai tea


  • Pour the water and sugar into a small pot.
  • Boil to dissolve, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Once all dissolved, turn off heat, and add the 6 bags of chai tea to pot.
  • Let steep for 30 minutes.
  • Once done use right away or store in a sealable container in the fridge.
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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