Chamomile Honeycomb Gimlets + A Visit to the Hangar 1 Distillery

Chamomile blossoms, honey, and lemon flavor this tart, floral gimlet made with Hangar 1 Honeycomb Vodka.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Author: The Bojon Gourmet

Ingredients

Honey Chamomile Syrup (makes ¾ cup):

  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons loose chamomile flowers
  • 3 tablespoons organic granulated cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mild honey

For each drink:

  • ¼ cup Hangar 1 Honeycomb Vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Honey Chamomile Syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh strained lemon juice
  • a small chunk of honeycomb, for garnish

Instructions

  • To make the syrup, steep the chamomile flowers in the boiling water until the liquid is bright yellow, 5-10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Stir in the sugar and honey until dissolved. Chill until needed.
  • To make the drinks, combine the vodka, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice. Shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds, then strain into a coup. Garnish with the honeycomb and serve. The beeswax from the honeycomb can be eaten or not, according to personal preference.

Notes

Hangar 1 Honeycomb Vodka can be purchased at their distillery in Alameda; otherwise, try these gimlets with their Straight or Mandarin Blossom Vodkas instead, which are available anywhere high-quality spirits are sold. Hangar 1 Vodka is distilled from gluten-containing grains and, though the distillation process likely removes all traces of gluten, their vodka isn’t certified gluten-free.
Nutritional values are based on one drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 10.6% | Iron: 8%
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