The inspiration for this Chamomile-infused take on the classic Bee’s Knees cocktail was the chamomile flower – the cheery little blooms remind me of my wedding bouquet and a sure sign of spring. Instead of making the drink with a purely honey-based syrup, I infused it with chamomile tea bags, adding an herbal note to the clean, refreshing drink! Get the recipe below:

Chamomile Bee’s Knees Cocktail.
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup of Honey
  • ¾ cup water
  • 6-8 bags of chamomile tea
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  • Ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • ¾ ounce Chamomile honey syrup
  1. Make the chamomile syrup: combine sugar, honey and water in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add the chamomile tea bags; steep for about 10 minutes, then discard tea bags. Let the syrup cool and then transfer to an airtight container and chill until ready to use.
  2. To make the cocktail, combine gin, lemon juice, and chamomile honey syrup in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously and then strain into a chilled coupe.