You know how a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down? Same principle applies to mid-week drinking; a cocktail (or two) helps the week go by, it’s a scientific fact (don’t Google that though, just trust me, I’ve done plenty of research on the topic)!
In one of my journeys into the depths of Pinterest I came across a Chamomile Whiskey cocktail that really spoke to me, mainly because I like to categorize drinks as morning, noon/afternoon, and evening cocktails. I’ll give you some examples;
- Mimosa = Morning Drink
- Caesar = Noon Drink
- Sangria = Afternoon Drink
- Extra Dirty Vodka Martini = Evening Drink
It’s simple really.
But a Chamomile Whiskey cocktail is one of those special drinks that fits into multiple categories. Try to keep up with me here…because it’s tea it is a suitable morning drink, this cocktail also has a delightfully refreshing lemonade-y/ice tea-y-ness to it which makes it a perfect afternoon drink, as well chamomile is known as a great relaxing evening tea so therefore it could also be an evening drink…do you follow? That’s a cocktail that could reasonably be consumed at basically any time of day! I now believe in miracles!
So without further ado, here is what you’ll need to make yourself a delicious Chamomile Whiskey Tea:
- 3 Chamomile Tea Bags
- 2-3c Hot Water
- 2Tbsp Honey
- 2oz. Whiskey/Bourbon/Rye
- 1 Orange
- Lemon Slices
This will make about 2 large cocktails.
In a bowl (not a glass pitcher, which I learned the hard way) steep the tea bags in your hot water, add the honey while the water is still hot and whisk.
Pour in the whiskey and squeeze in the juice of half an orange. Let this steep in a cool place (like the fridge) for a while. The original recipe says to let is steep for 1 hour but honestly, who can wait 1 hour for a cocktail! I waited maybe 20 minutes and I feel good about that decision.
If you have a martini shaker this would be a great time to crack it out! Shake the mix with ice and strain into glasses – or if you don’t have a martini shaker just fill your glasses with lots of ice and pour the works atop – serve with slices of orange and lemon to garish.