Chamomile is a fresh summer flavor that beseeches you to include it in your nightly spritzer.
Its light and airy taste feels refreshing while providing a sense of calm after a busy summer day.
The Greek word for chamomile is "ground apple" due to a similar, albeit more delicate, scent. Apple is the perfect sweet note for this drink to round out the flavors.
Chamomile Wine Spritzer
1 1/2 c Riesling or your favorite white wine
4 tbsp fresh Chamomile or 2 tbsp dry Chamomile
1/4 c Apple juice
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Lemon juice
1/2 c Club soda or sparkling water
Lemon rind twist, for garnish
Steep wine with chamomile for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 3 days.
Boil apple juice to reduce it by half, about 5-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and mix in honey and lemon juice until honey dissolves. Cool.
Mix wine, apple juice mixture and sparkle of your choice.
Top with lemon rind twist and ice if you prefer it cold.
Makes two glasses