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Bitter Chamomile Tonic

  • TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN Plus 3 weeks steeping
  • SERVINGS: Makes about 1 quart

Use this vodka infusion to prepare Marcia Kiesel's Cucumber Cocktail with Chamomile Tonic.

  1. 10 ounces dandelion greens, large stems discarded and greens finely chopped
  2. 2 cups finely chopped fresh lemon balm or dried lemon verbena leaves
  3. 1 cup dried chamomile flowers
  4. 1 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  5. 1 1/2 quarts vodka
  1. Combine the greens and herbs with the vodka in a glass jar or container. Let stand in a cool, dark place for 3 to 4 weeks. Strain into a clean bottle and refrigerate for up to 3 months.