As winter fast approaches, the extra long woolly socks and triple layers become a trend. Another trend that forms is the way in which we select our drinks. Cold, refreshing beers and citrus-filled refreshing cocktails are not as popular as your darker spirit based drinks.  For those extra cold nights (or days), here is a recipe to try at home which is a take on the classic Hot Toddy with an added Chamomile twist. 


What You Will Need:

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

  • 1/2 oz chamomile honey syrup

  • 4 oz hot water

  • lemon wedge and chamomile flowers for garnish

Chamomile Honey Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/8 cup hot water

  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile

How To Make It: 

To make the chamomile honey syrup:

Combine hot water with honey and stir until evenly mixed. Add chamomile, stirring to combine. Let cool, approximately 30 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove chamomile.

To make the cocktail:
Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and chamomile honey syrup to a heat-resistent glass or mug.

Top with the hot water and stir so that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. For an added chamomile kick, substitute the hot water with hot chamomile tea.
Garnish with a half-wheel of lemon and a few chamomile flowers.