Drinks

Chamomile and Lemon Peel Syrup

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    20 minutes

MATT TAYLOR-GROSS

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. dried chamomile flowers
  • 2 cups sugar

Instructions

Step 1

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.

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