Chamomile Tequila Sour

The Chamomile Tequila Sour is a MUST have delicious cocktail ! You’ll enjoy this refreshing cocktail that’s sure to impress your guests.

A tall cocktail glass with tequila sour garnished with chamomile flowers

The first time I had a “sour” drink was an Amaretto Sour at Bandera’s restaurant and I quickly fell in love with it. Being a tequila lover, I started drinking tequila sours right after! I think the lime juice, with the sweet chamomile infused simple syrup go perfect together.

The essentials

For this recipe I only use a few ingredients that you probably have on hand already :

  • For the chamomile simple syrup,use regular chamomile tea bags, white sugar, no calorie sweetener and water.
  • Note: Regular simple syrup is made with sugar only but for this recipe I use half (regular) & half (no calorie sweetener). This reduces the amount of calories and avoids the after taste that sometimes occurs when using no-calorie sweeteners.
  • To make the cocktail you need fresh lime juice, a good tequila like Corralejo or Chamucos , chamomile simple syrup, lime slices or chamomile flowers for garnish, 2 ounces fresh lime juice from about 2 large limes and 1.5 ounces of tequila
Three cocktail glasses with mixed drinks and flowers as decorations


How to make a Chamomile Tequila Sour

Make ahead: the simple syrup can be made ahead of time. You can keep it covered in your fridge for up to a month.

  • Combine water, sugar and natural sweetener in a small saucepan and bring to a soft boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. At this point steep the chamomile tea bags for at least 30 minutes
  • To mix, just add the lime juice, tequila, and chamomile simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake for about 15 seconds.
  • Pour and enjoy!
An overhead shot of three glasses with cocktail mix. A bouquet of chamomile flowers on the top left corner.
Cocktail drink with chamomile flowers as garnished

Chamomile Tequila Sour

Servings 1 drink
Ana Frias
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
A MUST have delicious Chamomile Tequila Sour! It's made by brewing chamomile tea in low-cal simple syrup that's made ahead of time and kept in your fridge. 
1 drink

Ingredients
  

  • For the Chamomile Simple Syrup:
  • 4 chamomile tea bags
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 packets of no calorie natural sweetener
  • 1 cup water
  • For Each Cocktail:
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice from about 2 large limes
  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces chamomile simple syrup
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions
 

  • For the Chamomile Simple Syrup:
  • Add the water, sugar and natural sweetener in a small saucepan over high heat.
  • Bring to a soft boil and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Immediately remove from heat and add the chamomile tea bags.
  • Steep for 30 minutes then remove the tea bags.
  • Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.

For Each Cocktail:

  • Combine lime juice, tequila, and chamomile simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice.
  • Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.
  • Pour into glass, garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Salud!

*Ana's Notes:

The simple syrup will be enough for about 6 glasses

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1glass | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 17g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

This recipe was originally published in July 2018 and was updated in April 2019 to include more instructions. Salud! 

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Three Chamomile Tequila Sour with chamomile flowers as garnish

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18 Comments

  1. These are seriously so pretty! I love that something sweet and calming (chamomile) is being paired with something so perky and wild (tequila). Such a fun blend and so delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    SO interesting! I always drink chamomile tea before bed nightly . But never thought about it in a cocktail . Will be trying this , Not before bed though 😉

  3. 5 stars
    What an absolute perfect cocktail! I am already thinking of all the other ways I can use this simple syrup! So many possibilities!

  4. 5 stars
    What an interesting drink! I love the idea of the chamomile simple syrup and of course the ingredients that go into the cocktail sound incredible!

  5. 5 stars
    This cocktail is just simply gorgeous. This is the fancy cocktail I want to serve at my next girls’ night – I know they would looooove it. Can’t wait to try.