Chamomile-Honey Martini - The Tea & Spice Shoppe

Chamomile-Honey Martini

Chamomile-Honey Martini. This was a surprising concoction that we weren't entirely sure would pull through. But flavor-wise, chamomile showed its might.

To start, here's the recipe:

Chamomile-Honey Martini:

  • 2 oz. vodka (but gin would work too)
  • 1/2 cup chamomile tea cooled and strained
  • 1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water, mixed)
  • lemon or lime
  • fresh mint

As strong of a herbal, floral flavor that chamomile brings to the table, we still found this one to be a little strong in the alcohol department. We'd recommend cutting the vodka quantity in half or to make a full cup of chamomile tea.

We've also seen whiskey and bourbon variations for chamomile-honey cocktails! But like we learned with our Irish Breakfast Tea Whiskey Sour experiment, you'll need to brew one strong cup of chamomile tea in order for tea to compete with the whiskey/bourbon.

That said we don't consider this tea expedition a failed experiment. In fact, it was nice to see the floral contribution chamomile brought to an iced drink. It also makes me wonder how a chamomile iced tea would taste on days like today: sunny & thirty degrees.

And, it got us thinking about new loose leaf blends like chamomile-lavender-spearmint just for these occasions. And that's part of the point of all of this. To experiment and create. To see where it takes us and to see what ideas they'll spark next. We hope it does the same for you!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Not overly impressive and you would certainly need to be in the mood for this herbal concoction. But it's an interesting rendition and a new way of looking at chamomile tea!

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