It’s Been A Long Week: Four Seasons New York’s Chamomile Tequila Sour
Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, Four Seasons New York.
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Four Seasons New York’s Chamomile Tequila Sour
Part of TY Bar at the Four Seasons New York‘s quarterly cocktail program, the Chamomile Tequila Sour follows a tea time theme for an interesting (and anti-oxidizing) version of the classic drink.
- 4 Chamomile tea bags
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 0.5 cup Kosher salt
- 1.75 oz. Maestro Dobel Tequila
- 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
- 1 lime wedge
Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Morton, Tadin.
Create chamomile simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir to dissolve and bring to boil. Immediately remove from heat and add chamomile tea bags. Steep for 30 minutes then remove the tea. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.
Separately, place the salt in a small, shallow plate in an even layer. Moisten the rim of a coupe glass with lime wedge. Dip glass into salt and set aside. Combine lime juice, tequila, and 1.5 oz. of chamomile simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into the salt rimmed coupe glass and serve.