Cha-cha-cha-chamomile Cocktail

Chamomile is a wonderful flower that has wonderful calming abilities.  It is naturally sweet smelling and tasting.  Adding it to a cocktail takes it to a new level.  The sweet, slightly apple flavor is intensified by using a strong tisane, lemon juice adds brightness, the gin adds a pleasant piney flavor and honey adds a touch of sweetness.  We loved this cocktail and will definitely be making more of it.

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Cooling Chamomile Cocktail

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3 chamomile tea bags
2 tablespoons honey
2 ounces gin
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

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Make It!

In a small bowl add chamomile with 1 1/2 tablespoons really hot water.  Let steep for 1 minute, then add honey.  Mash chamomile with a wooden spoon.  Let cool slightly.  Press on tea bags until a majority of the liquid is removed into the bowl.  Add tea, gin and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.  Add ice and shake until shaker is frosted.  Strain into a coup or martini glass.  Garnish with a lemon peel.

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