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Whiskey Tribe x Trade Exclusive Recipe: The "Absolutely No Idea"

Whiskey and Chai and Cold Brew, Oh My!

by Team Trade | July 21, 2022

How to Make An "Absolutely No Idea"

We at Trade partnered with Whiskey Tribe to bring you this tasty invention they're calling the Absolutely No Idea.

Absolutely No Idea Recipe


Cold Brew

  • 1 cup Trade coffee coarse grind
  • 4 cups cold water

Chai Spice Mixture

  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp allspice powder
  • 2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp clove powder
  • 6 tsp ginger powder

Cream Mixture

  • Pint or 500ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 TBSP Vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP chai spice mixture
  • 3 TBSP white granulated sugar
  • 3 TBSP dark brown sugar


Prepare cold brew

  • Steep overnight 12-18 hours
  • Strain - fine mesh or nut bag or French press
  • and pour into large silicone ice molds
  • Freeze
  • Reserve some unfrozen for cocktail

Prepare chai spice mixture

  • Combine all chai ingredients in a bowl
  • Mix together and set aside

Prepare cream mixture

  • Combine all cream mixture ingredients in a bowl
  • Mix together and whip to soft peaks

Building the cocktail

  • In a large rocks glass place one coffee rock
  • 1 ½ ounce Giant Texas Rye Whiskey 100 proof ( or 1 ½ ounce Redemption Rye)
  • 1 ounce unfrozen cold brew
  • Cover rye and coffee with cream mixture to rim of glass
  • Garnish with powdered cinnamon


We recommend a richer coffee such as Alma Coffee's Ember Dark Roast to make the cold brew here, but any somewhat strong-tasting coffee that tends toward nutty, chocolatey, or toasty flavors will also work. If you prefer a different flavor profile though, you can use any coffee from your Trade subscription to make the cold brew concentrate. Be sure to enter code WHISKEYTRIBE at checkout for exclusive savings! (1)