Chamomile Tequila Sour

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

A simple syrup made from chamomile pairs beautifully with a blanco tequila that boasts major floral notes. I used Herencia Mexicana Blanco Tequila, which was a great value at $28.

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Chamomile Tequila Sour

About This Recipe

Yield:1 cocktail, makes enough chamomile simple syrup for 6 cocktails
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:35 minutes
This recipe appears in: Tippling With Tea: 3 Tea-Based Cocktails to Make at Home


  • For the Chamomile Simple Syrup:
  • 4 chamomile tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • For Each Cocktail:
  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1 lime wedge, plus 1 ounce fresh lime juice from about 2 limes
  • 1 3/4 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces chamomile simple syrup


  1. 1

    For the Chamomile Simple Syrup: Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and add the chamomile tea bags. Steep for 30 minutes then remove the tea. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.

  2. 2

    For Each Cocktail: Place the salt in a small, shallow plate in an even layer. Moisten the rim of a coupe glass by running a lime wedge around the rim. Dip glass into salt and set aside.

  3. 3

    Combine lime juice, tequila, and chamomile simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into the salt rimmed coupe glass and serve.

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