1 oz Rye, Old Overholt (Chamomile-infused)
1 oz Aquavit, Linie
1 ds Absinthe
1 twst Cucumber (as garnish)

Stir with plenty of ice. Strain to a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon


Chamomile infusion: 150 ml rye to 1 gram loose chamomile tea. Stir well and let it infuse for 1 hour. Stir occasionally. Filter through a cheesecloth-sieve.

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bza commented on 4/08/2021:

What's your chamomile infusion recipe? I made this one using old overholt: https://punchdrink.com/recipes/in-the-pines/

While very good, I found it overpowering in amounts beyond 1oz. I did think the blanco/chamomile combo was key and made a number of drinks with it but with a split base (usually cognac or rum). It goes very well with genepy (as indicated by that recipe) and the Giffard grapefruit.


Hi, this was supposed to not be published yet because I'm still tweaking it. But if you're talking about the Death & Co, recipe, that's the one. 1 liter to 1/4 cup. I'll play more with it this weekend and see if I should not do a split base with Cognac.

EDIT: Just checked the recipe you mentioned and it is clearly not the Death&Co so I'll share it. They use Old Overholt Rye. 1/4 cup of loose chamomile tea and a 1 liter bottle. Combine, stir well and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Strain through a cheesecloth-lined sieve.

bza commented on 4/08/2021:

Interesting, that's a much less agressive infusion than the In the Pines (1/2 cup for 750ml for 3-4 hours). With the Death and Co recipe 1.5 won't be as agressive and the liquor in general should prove more versatile. Thanks!


In the Cocktail Codex book they use an even lighter infusion 1 gram of chamomile for every 150 ml of rye. 1 hour infusion. I'll try this one this weekend because I think it will be the best one. Thanks for the feedback. This sounds like a winner.