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Serving Up: Bar Rosso’s “Chai Old Fashioned”

By December 31, 2015Connecticut, Top News, Serving Up
Chai Old Fashioned.

Bar Rosso

30 Spring Street

Stamford, CT

Bartenders Anna Konya and Canaan Fong with Chai Old Fashioned.

Bartenders Anna Konya and Canaan Fong with Chai Old Fashioned.

Bar Rosso in Stamford aims for a modern take on classic Italian, serving up everything from authentic tagliatelle with aged ricotta to the chitarra with smoked prosciutto. Its bar offers classic and eclectic selections from wines to unique cocktails.

Bartenders: Anna Konya and Canaan Fong

Cocktail: Chai Old Fashioned

Recipe: Mix

  • 1.5 oz. Michter’s Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. Chai simple syrup
    (recipe below)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir with ice. Strain over fresh ice or one large cube. Garnish with orange twist.

Chai Simple Syrup recipe: Boil equal parts water and sugar, stirring occasionally, until completely dissolved. While still hot, steep a blend of black tea, ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorn, cloves, and cardamom (you can also use chai spice tea bags in a pinch) until the solution takes on a rich brown hue. Strain and cool before serving.

Chai Old Fashioned at Bar Rosso.

Chai Old Fashioned at Bar Rosso.

To ring in the New Year in a new fashion, Bar Rosso has updated the Old Fashioned. “The chai spices complement the flavors of the bitters and bourbon,” Konya said. “Garnished with an orange twist, the result is a warm, sweet and holiday-spiced cocktail that has a mildly citrusy, spice-heavy nose, which opens up as the water from the ice melts into the drink.”

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