If chamomile is used for calming and soothing, then this cocktail, named Snake Bit Sprout, from the bar team at Julep will be my next go-to when I need some peace and serenity in my life!
Bartender Kenneth Freeman updates this with the use of flowers, which gives it a potpourri essence to the drink. And since chamomile, as Freeman will tell you, was once used as a southern ointment for snake bites, you can guess where he got the idea to give this cocktail its moniker.
Snake Bit Sprout Chamomile Cocktail
1½ oz. chamomile-infused gin
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. pineapple juice
½ oz. simple syrup
1½ oz. dry cider
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: dried chamomile flowers (optional)
Shake all ingredients except the cider with ice and strain into glass filled with 4 large ice cubes. Top with crushed ice, fill with chilled cider. Garnish.
Chamomile-Infused Gin: Combine 7 oz. of London dry gin with 4 oz. of dried chamomile flowers; let soak for 3 hours. Strain before use.