There’s no doubt that the seasons are changing. And while we’re still enjoying epically beautiful fall days on our golf courses, we can’t help but dream about playing in the snow and relaxing fireside. And for that, we’ll need a drink that will warm us up. Here’s a cocktail recipe we’re serving in Cascada, inspired by the weather and a local Bend distillery we love. Come in and enjoy it by one of our fireplaces or outside next to the fire pit. Or stop by Cascade Alchemy to stock up on the key spirit of the season and make it at home.

Hot Buttered Chai Cocktail  

This cocktail won a Gold Medal at the 2014 Great American Distillers Festival. Cascade Alchemy’s Chai Tea Vodka makes a great gift too. Stop by their distillery Monday through Saturday for tastings of their other spirits and tours of the facility.


(Image credit: Cascade Alchemy)

Here’s how to make it:

2oz Cascade Alchemy Chai Tea Vodka

Hot Buttered Rum Mix (We make our own mix and it’s a secret! Drop by Cascada and you might get a hint from our bartender.)

4oz Boiling Water

Pour boiling water in a glass mug, add hot buttered rum mix and the Chai Tea vodka. Sprinkle top with cinnamon. Sip fireside and tuck in for a cozy, relaxing evening no matter where you are.