Recipe: Tropical Spiced Tea Party Cider Cocktail

Tea-infused ciders are so nice on a chilly night, sipped from beneath a fluffy blanket, or maybe sitting around a Scrabble board. Schilling Cider Chaider Spiced Chai cider is a great example of the category: The chai spice blend, which is custom-made for them by fellow Portland-based small biz, Kinglet Tea, is perfectly balanced, with just the tiniest hint of sweetness.

The warming spices in Schilling’s Chaider made us think of tropical tiki drinks, so we developed a loose riff on a classic Mai Tai. Instead of coconut rum we stick with traditional spiced rum, and included pineapple and lime (no orgeat syrup or amaretto is called for, because do people actually have that stuff at home?), along with the cider. Cheers!

Tropical Spiced Tea Party

Ready in: 5 minutes

Makes: 1 cocktail


  • 1.5 oz. spiced rum
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • 6 oz. (1/2 can) Schilling Chaider


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the rum, pineapple and lime juices. Shake.
  2. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with spiced chai cider and garnish with a lime wheel.
  • Recipe and photo: Emily Kovach for Cider Culture
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