Fall Recipes: Andrea Correale’s Spiked Cinnamon Chai Latte

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The humble beginnings of Andrea Correale, one of the finest New York Caterers, began at the Correale family dinner table, where her mom, Marie, would teach her how a table can be beautifully prepared with creativity on any budget. Andrea started her career at the age of 16 when she created an “event staff for hire” company in Long Island. Upon graduating with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in NYIT, she established Elegant Affairs, which is now an extremely successful off-premise catering and event planning empire!


Elegant Affairs is now a 15,000-square-food facility in Glen Clove, New York that hosts over 800 events per year, which catered to top brands like L’Oreal Paris Academy, Ehow.com, Sam’s Club, Celebrations.com, and most recently, Lenox China. Andrea is not only famous for her fierce entrepreneurial skills and infectious personality, but also for her innovative and unique food presentations. Elegant Affairs has satisfied some of the most discriminating of palates like Mariah Carey, Kevin Spacey, Mitt Romney, Ivana Trump, and Brooke Shields.


Celebrity Caterer & Lenox Home Entertaining Expert Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers will warm you up this chilly season with her recipe for “Spiked Cinnamon Chai Latter.” The heartiness and gentle play with heat of this drink would definitely make it your new favorite Christmas beverage!

Spiked Cinnamon Chai Latte

1 Cup Water
1 Cup whole milk
2 black tea bags
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
5 cloves
5 cardamom pods (slightly crushed)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vodka
1 tablespoon bailey’s Irish cream
2 teaspoons cinnamon schnapps


1. In a saucepan combine water, milk, tea bags, ginger, cloves and cardamom pods. Bring to a boil and stir continuously.
2. Turn stove to low and add sugar. Keep stirring for 3-4 minutes until it’s a light brown color.
3. Remove from heat and strain. Stir in vodka, baileys and cinnamon schnapps.
4. Garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.

Elegant Affairs

Elegant Affairs is located at 110 Glen Cove Avenue Glen Cove New York.

For more information please contact Elegant Affairs

Manhattan: 212-991-0078
Long Island: 516-676-8500
Hamptons: 631-324-9825

You can also check out Elegant Affairs’ WebsiteFacebook page, and Twitter account for more information and updates. And for more tips on entertaining from Andrea Correale, visit her page at Lenox’s Website.

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A chef by profession, a foodie at heart. He's been passionate about food and cooking since he was young. He is the online Community Manager of FriendsEAT.
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