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chamomile coolor

The Pear-fect Chamomile Cooler

Serves: Makes 1 drink

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Chamomile Simple Syrup
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
3 chamomile tea bags 

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice 
1 1/2 ounce Cathead Vodka
1/2 ounce Chamomile Simple Syrup (above)
1/2 ounce Mathilde Piore liqueur 
Ice cubes
Sparkling wine, to top 
Pear slice, for garnish (optional)


To make the simple syrup: Combine hot water and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Add chamomile tea packets and let sit for 1 hour to steep and cool.

To make the cocktail: In a rocks glass, combine the lemon juice, vodka, simple syrup and liqueur. Add ice and stir until the drink is well chilled. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with pear slice. Serve immediately.


Photo credit: Ryan Hughley 

About the recipe

Here pear liqueur, vodka and chamomile simple syrup work to create a cocktail that makes you want to sit out in the spring sunshine and enjoy a glass (or two) on your porch. It's dainty enough to enjoy alongside teacakes but also assertive enough to sip on its own. 

You will need to make the syrup at least 1 hour in advance. You will have leftover syrup; store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.