Chamomile Tequila Sour

Photo Credit: Serious Eats

Who knew tequila would pair so well with chamomile? Making tea flavored simple syrups is an easy way to spruce up any cocktail - especially with the chamomile simple syrup that makes an appearance in this recipe. The addition of this infused simple syrup adds a hint of floral to the otherwise tart and bold tequila sour. Be prepared to seriously relax with this lovely blend and feel free to experiment with making your own tea infused simple syrups!

Chamomile Tequila Sour

Makes 1 glass // Prep Time: 30 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes


Chamomile Tea Simple Syrup:

  • 4 bags of chamomile tea
  • 1 cup sugar or ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup water


  • Salt
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 oz of tequila
  • 2 oz of chamomile simple syrup
  • Ice cubes


Chamomile Tea Simple Syrup:

In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar/honey and bring to a boil, stirring to make sure the sugar dissolves. As soon as it begins to boil, immediately remove from heat and add in the tea bags. Steep for 30 minutes, then remove the tea, and set aside to cool. (Keep in the fridge for up to one week!)


Create an even layer of salt in a shallow plate or bowl. Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and dip into the salt and set aside. In a cocktail shaker combine the lime juice, tequila, chamomile tea simple syrup, and a few ice cubes. Shake well (about 10 seconds).

Pour into the salt rimmed glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Serious Eats




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