This festive Chai Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail recipe is a delicious fall drink that can be easily made with booze or as a mocktail.
Combine all of the chai concentrate ingredients, except the black tea, into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat, add tea bags, and let steep for 5 minutes.
Pour the liquid mixture through a strainer and discard the spices (or save some for garnish). Let cool to room temperature.
Pour 1.5 ounces of spiced rum into 4 cocktail glasses. Add 1/4 cup of both the chai concentrate and apple cider into each glass and garnish with a star anise. Serve right away.
Alternatively, you can warm the cider and chai in a small saucepan and serve the cocktails warm.