July 29, 2014


Chamomile Gin Cocktail

This food friendly cocktail is light and refreshing, perfect for warm summer nights. Make a big batch and save the leftover chamomile honey for adding to lemonade and iced tea. 


1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers or 12 chamomile tea bags

6 tablespoons honey

2 cups London dry gin

3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Mix chamomile and 6 Tbsp. of very hot water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in honey and mash chamomile with a wooden spoon. Let cool slightly. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, pressing on solids to release liquid. Discard solids in sieve. Add gin, lemon juice, and 4 cups ice to pitcher.

Stir until ice is melted. Divide among chilled glasses.