Chamomile Honey Whiskey Cocktail

6 chamomile tea bags
4 cups hot water
4 tablespoons honey 
3 fluid ounces whiskey or bourbon
2 orange slices
3 lemon slices
Fresh chamomile flowers (optional)

1. To a pitcher or bowl, pour the hot water over the chamomile bags, being sure they're completely submerged. Add the honey and stir until dissolved. Pour in the whiskey or bourbon and do a taste test. Feel free to add more, if you like. Add the orange slices and lemon slices. Allow the entire mixture to steep on the kitchen counter for 1 hour. Transfer to refrigerator until you're ready to serve. 

2. To serve, add a few ice cubes to each cocktail glass. Add the mixture (you'll have to do this in a few batches), along with ice, to a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Strain, dividing the mixture between the glasses. Repeat and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh chamomile flowers, if you like.     

Serves 4-6 
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