As my friends invited themselves over and I realized my fridge and cupboard were completely empty, a sense of panic started to set in. I was concerned about how I would offer them something to drink or snack on. Not withholding that I've personally dubbed myself as the Master of ceremonies - I just needed to whip out something impressive! Yes, that's the word - IMPRESS (all caps!)! Just as I was about to give up hope, a glimmer of inspiration struck me: the Jacob's Well Chai (Unsweetened) bottle sitting quietly in the fridge.
With a renewed feeling of excitement, I quickly got the bottle out of the refrigerator and examined its contents. I knew that Jacob's Well Chai was a delightful and tasty beverage, known for its rich mixture of spices and comforting taste. It was the perfect solution to my predicament. Shall I make them some hot chai? But it's too humid! Someone shouted "Something refreshing" from the living room while I scurried to and fro my kitchen area.
I recalled that I had Schweppes tonic water from my failed G&T run, which I had lying around. How about I substitute gin with chai instead? At that moment, I believed I was one with Oppenheimer - I was atomically charged! Jacob's Well Chai went from a simple bottle in my refrigerator to a magical elixir that brought us together, creating a comfortable, enjoyable and super refreshing drink. How simple and easy it was! 1 part Chai (I prefer the Unsweetened 1L); to 2 parts Tonic water (I prefer the yellow Schweppes) with quinine bitters. Top with ice, garnish away and unleash your inner mixologist!
Indeed, magical! Magically easy, too! It was a reminder that even in the face of scarcity, a little creativity and resourcefulness can lead to delightful surprises.
This is a work of fiction, except for the magical drink called Chai Soda and the magical chai in a bottle. All names or characters, companies or locations, events or incidents are fictional. Any resemblance with real people, living or dead, or real events is purely incidental.