Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail

March 23, 2016
Drinks,Recipes

Hooray!! It’s my first cocktail recipe of the spring, and I wanted to make something evocative of the season. I went with a combo of bright citrus and delicate floral notes. The egg white, yogurt, and lemon curd create that lush, velvety texture that I covet in cocktails. Flavor is on the mild side, as is the alcohol, making for a lovely brunch libation . . . more Easter brunch than hangover brunch. I had a fun time Snapchatting a little behind the scenes during this photoshoot, which I’d love to do more often. If you aren’t already following us on Snapchat, check us out at username: honestlyyum.

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Curd | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | HonestlyYUM (honestlyyum.com)

Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail

Hooray!! It's my first cocktail recipe of the spring, and I wanted to make something evocative of the season. I went with a combo of bright citrus and delicate floral notes. The egg white, yogurt, and lemon curd create that lush, velvety texture that I covet in cocktails. Flavor is on the mild side, as is the alcohol, making for a lovely brunch libation . . . more Easter brunch than hangover brunch.
Servings: 1 cocktail

INGREDIENTS

For the cocktail

For the chamomile syrup

For the lemon curd

INSTRUCTIONS

For the lemon curd

  1. In a heavy saucepan, whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and eggs.
  2. Whisk in the butter and cook on medium-low heat.
  3. Whisk constantly until the curd is thick and the first bubbles appear on the surface, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Transfer the curd to a bowl and chill until cold, at least one hour.

For the chamomile syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan, add sugar and water and cook over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Add the chamomile, remove from heat and let steep while the syrup cools to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
  3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

For the cocktail

  1. Add the egg white, gin, chamomile syrup, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, yogurt, and lemon curd, and dry shake (without ice) to combine.
  2. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with fresh chamomile flowers.

(images by HonestlyYUM)

Conversation

I love this recipe and every single photo. Absolutely gorgeous work. I’m a huge fan already. 🙂

This is so darn gorgeous Todd! I now want flowers in all of my cocktails!

This is SO beautiful. I love the combination of chamomile & lemon – so perfect for Spring.

I don’t know whats more beautiful, your photography or the cocktail! Both are amazing! You are unbelievably talented! xx

Absolutely gorgeous! I never would have thought to use lemon curd and yogurt. So perfect for spring.

Yogurt huh? Can that count as breakfast? Seriously though this looks like a fantastic springtime party for my tastebuds and the photos are spectacular!

Ne serait ce que la présentation c’est déjà bien tentant.
Une bonne idée pour ce dimanche Pascal.
Merci de la recette
Passe de belles fêtes Pascales
Bises
Mary

I’m so insanely jealous of your cocktail skills (both recipe creation and photography). So good!

I cannot get over these photos! Those action shots are great, and the cocktail itself is just beautiful. I can almost see how smooth and luscious it is! The flavors sound divine, too. Pinning for later!

The drinks look delicious and I love the cocktail glasses. Where are they from?

Ok, you won the internet (again!) with the photography alone. Incredible shots, sir. And yes, I’ll have your patented HonestlyYum drone/hovercraft deliver a pitcher of these gorgeous drinks to my office please. Thank you!

Beautiful! A calming before dinner treat. Those hands, whoever that is should be a hand model! Thanks for another great recipe

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