Old Tom Collins

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This calming herbal elixir is an excellent anecdote for a busy day.
  • 1½ oz Old Tom Gin
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ – ¾ oz chamomile tea syrup, depending on desired sweetness (recipe below)
  • soda water
  • lemon twist as garnish

Combine all ingredients except soda in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold; strain into collins glass filled with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Chamomile Tea Syrup: Steep one heaping tbsp of chamomile flowers in 1 cup of water just cooler than boiling for 20 minutes. Strain the chamomile flowers and measure remaining liquid. Add an equal part of sugar and stir until dissolved. Syrup will keep in refrigerator for several weeks.