December 27: Belvedere Relaxation Tea
You are coasting away from the holy days and into the New Year. So maybe it is time to sit quietly and sip, now that the in-laws are finally gone. Reflect on the merrier moments of your holidays thus far and get ready to dream some sweet dreams of the coming year, after enjoying a Belvedere Relaxation Tea.
This recipe requires some advanced planning to infuse the chamomile tea syrup. Prepare the infusion the night prior or 12 hours before you plan to enjoy your drink.
1 oz Belvedere Vodka
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz chamomile tea syrup*
2 dashes lavender bitters
Shake vodka, lemon juice, chamomile tea syrup and bitters. Strain into metal or ceramic tankard over cubed ice. Top with rye beer. Garnish with an orange wheel.
*Chamomile tea syrup: Combine 7 oz. honey, 6.5 oz. water and 1.5 oz. chamomile tea. Infuse for twelve hours, strain and store.