It’s all about service…with a twist…at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, New York chicly Moroccan styled Bar Seine. A dedicated bartender of 14 years with the Plaza Athénée, Dutta, serves up a soothing and super cooling Chamomile concoction, just in time as the heat wave rolls into New York this summer.
A recipe from his homeland, Dutta showcases this special remedy to his loyal bar patrons – one of which we learned requested a beverage to calm her upset stomach. Organic Chamomile tea steeped with fresh mint, cloves and cardamom, fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice, and served over ice – one might consider this refreshing cleanser to be the “aperiTEAf, before the aperitif!”
Cooling Chamomile Recipe
Organic Chamomile Tea – 2 bags
Organic Mint Tea – 1 bag
Fresh Mint – 1 bunch
2 pieces cardamom
2 lemons, freshly squeezed
1 lime, freshly squeezed
Steep tea in 1 quart of boiling hot water.
Add remaining ingredients, but remove tea bags after 3 minutes.
Serve over ice once entire mixture has cooled.
Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint.