Homemade Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur Everclear Featured Recipe

Prep: 2 min. Steep: 26 hrs.

Yield: About 24 oz.

Nature’s Swelter Combatant.

The name of this liqueur truly says it all. Sweet, herbal chamomile flowers paired with cool, refreshing cucumber. Whether it’s served chilled or mixed in a cold cocktail, this liqueur will quickly become a mainstay in your ever-growing defense against the dog days of summer.

Preparation:

First, you’ll need: 6 oz. Everclear®, 7 oz. purified water, ¼ cup dried chamomile flowers, ¼ cup chopped English cucumbers and 13 oz. simple syrup. If you don’t have simple syrup on hand or want to make your own, check out our simple syrup instructions.

Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur Ingredients
Ingredients: Everclear®, purified water, dried chamomile flowers, English cucumbers and simple syrup.

Start by blending Everclear®, water and chamomile flowers in a quart-sized container. Seal and let steep for 1 to 2 hours, tasting the infusion every half hour.

Making Your Own Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur
Blend chamomile, water and Everclear®.

Once infused to taste, remove the chamomile and add the freshly chopped English cucumbers. We use the thinner English cucumber because of its sweeter flavor profile. They should be available at your local grocer. Seal and let steep in a cool, dry place for 24 hours.

Once it’s fully infused, strain out cucumbers and other sediment with a coffee filter. Then combine the strained infusion with a 1:1 ratio of simple syrup (13 oz.) and stir.

After the mixture is fully blended, it’s ready to bottle and enjoy. Check out our Every Garden recipe to get better acquainted with your newly made Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur.

Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur

Prep: 2 min. Steep: 26 hrs.

Yield: About 24 oz.

Cucumber Chamomile Liqueur

Ingredients:
6 oz. Everclear®
7 oz. Purified water
¼ cup Dried chamomile flowers
¼ cup Chopped English cucumbers
13 oz. Simple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Blend Everclear®, water and chamomile flowers in a quart-sized container.
  2. Let steep for 1 to 2 hours, tasting every half hour.
  3. Once steeped, remove chamomile and add cucumbers.
  4. Steep in a cool, dry place for 24 hours.
  5. Strain out cucumbers and blend with simple syrup.
  6. Bottle, store and enjoy.


Photo of Ted Kilgore
Created by:
Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.

Caution: Do not apply to open flame. Keep away from fire, heat and open flame. Contents may ignite or explode. Do not consume in excessive quantities. Not intended for consumption unless mixed with non-alcoholic beverage.