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Chamomile Bourbon and a Special Manhattan


This is our 100th post! So we’ll celebrate tonight with a tasty cocktail…

Here is one that will infuse quickly and be sure to soothe… chamomile

Chamomile Bourbon

1/8 oz. (about 3 TB) dried Chamomile Flowers

1 c. bourbon

Infuse for about 5 days, then strain the flowers and filter through a coffee filter. If you can’t find dried chamomile flowers, simply substitute some chamomile tea.

As you may have noted, we have more than one infusion going with these flowers, and we will be sure to share the other with you soon.

In the meantime, you can enjoy some delicious cocktails with your infused bourbon…

Chamomile Manhattan

2 oz. Chamomile Bourbon

3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Dash of Angostura Bitters

Brandied Cherry (or other cocktail cherry)

Stir all ingredients except the Cherry over ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with the Brandied Cherry.

The chamomile flavor is lovely, and not overwhelming. The bourbon is still the star, but has a wonderful lingering chamomile taste.

Be sure to try this!



Author: Alicia

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30 thoughts on “Chamomile Bourbon and a Special Manhattan

  1. Looks great and congrats on 100 posts! (that is almost 100 infusions- amazing.) And we like the “stay cold” martini glasses…

  2. This looks really interesting! Looking forward to trying this. Where do you typically find dried chamomile flowers?

    • I think I just picked these up in the at the grocery store near the Latin foods. You could also try any of the Latin markets or Asian markets, they tend to have a good herb section. My local Homebrew store ( carries lots of great spices, and sells them online. This is where I have got a lot of dried flowers and berries, etc. if all else fails, you can try Amazon or just use some chamomile tea.
      Hope you try it, sounds like you are going to be a busy infuser this winter with all the other ones you have going!

      • Actually, the our homebrew store would be perfect…hadn’t thought of that. And yeah, I think this is going to be the winter of infusions 🙂

      • Hi Kenley, you can substitute chamomile tea, I just looked at the ingredients and mine was simply “dried chamomile flowers” so it should yield the same result. But if you haven’t checked out your local homebrew store, you should see what they have in there. It can open up some new ideas for you, and they may have some other fun bottles, etc. that you might want for all of your infusions. Cheers!

      • Thanks for the tip! And yeah, we are already big fans of Austin Home Brew, our local spot. My husband is going to be starting to brew beer soon so we’ve been picking up supplies.

  3. Mmmmm………..looks very relaxing!

  4. My husband loves to make Manhattan! This is an interesting twist –thanks for sharing Alicia! And congrats on the 100th posts! 🙂

  5. Such a pretty colour and very do-able if chaomile tea can be substituted for the flowers.

    • Yes, you can absolutely substitute chamomile tea – I just checked my chamomile tea, and the only ingredient was dried chamomile flowers. So you should get the same result! Cheers!

  6. Congrats on your 100th post! You have totally inspired me — I have 3 infusions going on right now. The chamomile bourbon looks lovely, and I bet it tastes just as good as it sounds.

    • Thanks Lauren, this one does seem like something you would like. I know you are a bourbon fan! What are you infusing? They make great gifts and the holidays are quickly approaching!

  7. Congratulations on 100! That’s quite an achievement. The chamomile Manhattan looks delicious too.

  8. This infusion sounds really interesting! And I just so happen to have a container of bulk chamomile hanging out in the tea cabinet. 🙂 I bet this would be especially good in a hot toddy-style concoction.

    • Thanks Een, the hot toddy does sound good… It is cold here so it sounds particularly good right now! It is a very quick and tasty infusion, and definitely seems like something you would enjoy!

  9. Happy 100th post! Woot! I like my Bourbon infused with… more Bourbon 🙂

  10. happy centennial-posts! great recipe, i love the idea of using chamomile ~ good for the tummy and nerves

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