Few new spirits are as distinctively different and delicious as Voyant Chai Cream, a Bollywood riff on the Baileys theme. The inspiration for this decadent Dutch liqueur is masala chai, the milky spiced and sweetened tea popular in Southeast Asia. Voyant is beautifully complex, fragrant with exotic spices like cardamom and cinnamon in addition to strong base notes of black tea and vanilla. Real Dutch cream, emulsified to prevent separation and spoilage, adds a silken texture. Like your coffeehouse’s chai, it’s equally delicious served chilled or heated. For a real treat, try using Voyant in place of vanilla and sugar when making whipped cream for holiday desserts like pumpkin pie. You're in for a real treat with this decadent Dutch liqueur.
Originally published in Philadelphia Magazine, December 2007