Combine hot water with honey and stir until evenly mixed. Add chamomile, stirring to combine. Let cool, approximately 30 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove chamomile.
For the cocktail
Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and chamomile honey syrup to a heat-resistent glass or mug.
Top with the hot water and stir so that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Garnish with a half-wheel of lemon and a few chamomile flowers.
For an added chamomile kick, substitute the hot water with hot chamomile tea.
As always, feel free to adjusted to your taste. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add more honey syrup. More tart? Squeeze an extra lemon wedge. Not strong enough . . . well, you know what to do. As long as you’re keeping warm, you’re doing it right.