Chamomile

Recipe courtesy of Eleven Madison Park


You can trust that Eleven Madison Park is going to make a damn good verjus cocktail. This one is packed with a zesty lemon flavor that is perfectly balanced by the pear and honey. Play around with the type of honey you use and see how the flavor changes. Serves 1.


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Pear-Lemon Tea (see recipe below)
  • 1 oz verjus
  • 1/2 oz chamomile honey (look for honey from chamomile flowers, or create an infusion)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir gently to combine. 
  2. Serve chilled without ice or with a large Old Fashioned style ice cube.

For the Pear-Lemon Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1.75 oz (50 grams) dried pears, diced
  • 0.6 oz (17 grams) lemon zest, zested carefully to avoid white pith*
  • 2 cups water

*Note: a large lemon will produce ~2g of zest with a citrus zester


Directions:

  1. In a heat-proof container, combine the dried pears and lemon zest. Heat the water until almost boiling, then pour over the pears and zest.
  2. Cover and let stand overnight to steep.
  3. Strain. Store in the fridge.