The Holiday Season is officially upon us! And what better way to begin the season than with a giveaway? This post and giveaway are brought to you by one of my favorite organizations, World Vision.
The World Vision Gift Catalog is filled with beautiful gift options for this gift-giving season and cover every budget ($10 to $5,100) that help children and families in need worldwide.
The World Vision Gift Catalog offers an alternative (or addition to) traditional holiday gift giving. With a financial contribution, the gift giver can select from dozens of items that you will get while helping a person in need. For example, a gardener may enjoy giving hybrid or drought-resistant seeds to a farmer through a donation of just $17 to help one family. Or a child may be the perfect recipient of a donation of $35 which buys new toys such as stuffed animals, dolls, sports equipment, simple games, and more. Because of donations from leading companies, this gift actually goes 12 times further to provide fun-filled toys (it would buy $420 worth of new toys).
I’ve been lucky enough to work with World Vision for the past few years. In past years, I’ve made Star Anise Snickerdoodles to highlight the Prosperity Cinnamon, Couscous with Dried Cranberries and Pine Nuts featuring beautiful Hand-Carved Serving Spoons, and Tiramisu Jars using Fair Trade Coffee. This year, I was sent these gorgeous Capiz Shell Coasters, so I made a yummy Chai Toddy, perfect for cold winter nights! More information on entering the giveaway at the end of this post.
A Chai Toddy is a hot toddy made with chai, which is a tea made with a blend of spices typically including green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black peppercorns. With the addition of whiskey or bourbon, a Chai Toddy makes for a yummy party beverage, don’t you think?
Ingredients (serves 1, multiply as needed):
- 6 oz steeped Chai tea
- 1 oz whiskey or bourbon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 oz heavy cream
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
Prepare your tea and steep for 2 minutes. Remove the tea bag and add in bourbon and honey, mixing to combine.
Stir in the heavy cream.
Add 1 cinnamon stick and star anise for garnish. Serve immediately.
The spices of the chai tea complement the whiskey and really warm you from the inside out!
It also makes it a wonderfully festive beverage, perfect for a holiday party.
The beautiful coasters shown in these photos are available with a donation of $65. The Capiz shell coasters are made by Filipino artisans who are overcoming poverty through their work.
The wonderful people at World Vision Gift Catalog have offered to give another set of these coasters away to a lucky reader! All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good luck!