Fragrant chamomile flowers and lemon peels marry in this syrup, perfect for mixing into cocktails such as brandy smash or a collins, or with sparkling water for homemade soda. This recipe comes from Chad Solomon and Christy Pope, co-owners of bartending catering company Cuffs & Buttons.
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- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp. dried chamomile flowers
- 2 cups sugar
- Using a vegetable peeler, peel the zest of the lemon into strips and place the strips in a small saucepan along with 2 cups water and the chamomile. Bring to a boil over high heat and then remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour the syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl, discard the solids, and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Transfer the syrup to a bottle, and refrigerate before using.