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HONEY COCKTAILS

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Honey is one of my favorite sweeteners. If it's possible to replace simple syrup, sugar or any other sweetener with honey in a cocktail I will do it. It's all natural and it keeps literally forever. As a healthy cocktail sweetener it's second to none for adding that essential balance for any spicy, sour, and bitter elements. If you can get lovely flavored honeys like those I've been kindly gifted from Honey Ridge Farms, it adds additional flavor as well. You can even buy honey wine, called Mead, very popular back in the good old Medieval days and making a huge comeback in today's craft cocktail scene.

I always keep a jar of local honey for allergy season but I end up using it more for cocktails then for sneezing. Because honey is so healthy I have created so many cocktails using it that I'll probably miss some on this list, so feel free to use my search option to find them all and don't be afraid to replace other sweeteners with honey in your favorite cocktails. By thinning it with warm water you can create a very healthy alternative to most simple syrups, just remember that any honey brings it's own distinctive flavor to the cocktail profile.

COCKTAILS WITH HONEY
AGAVECILLIN
BEE'S KNEES
BLACK EYED SUSAN
BLACKBERRY JAM BOURBON SOUR
BLACKBERRY MOJITO
BLUEBERRY JULEP & BLUEBERRY MINT BOURBON
BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER & ELDERFLOWER GIN & TONIC
BLUSHING ROSE CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
BUNNY TRAP COCKTAIL
CARROT CAKE COCKTAIL
CANTALOUPE MARTINI
CASABRANCA COCKTAIL
CHEAP THRILLS COCKTAIL
CITRUS SPICED HOT TODDY
CLOCKWORK ORANGE CRUSTA
(The) COCKTAIL PURPLE
CUCUMBER PEA SHOOT MOJITO
DRUNK BUNNY CARROT COCKTAIL
DRUNK SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
DRUNKEN ASTRONAUT
ELDER FASHIONED COCKTAIL
ELDERFLOWER SALTY DOG 
ENCHANTED FAERIE
GRILLED PEACH RUM MIMOSAS
HONEY FITZ SPRITZ
HONEYDEW MELON MARTINI
HOT, SPICED, SPIKED CRANBERRY ORANGE TEA PUNCH
HUMBLEBERRY PIE COCKTAIL
KOSHER CALVADOS COCKTAIL
LUCKY CHARM COCKTAIL
MELON CUCUMBER MARTINI 
MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT COCKTAIL 
MIND YOUR Ps & Qs CUCUMBER PEA SHOOT MOJITO
MINT GREEN TEA GIN & TONIC
PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR MARTINI
RAINS OF CASTAMERE - RED WEDDING SOUR
SPARKLING SKELETON SANGRIA
SPICED BANANA DAIQUIRI
STORMBORN COCKTAIL
VEGAN NEW YORK SOUR
WATERMELON ROSEMARY GIN SOUR
WHISKEY BERRY SMASH
WILD BERRY POP TART MARTINI 
 
I have also used honey as a sweetener in my homemade
ROASTED HATCH CHILE CILANTRO TEQUILA LIQUEUR
 
National Honey Bee Day is August 20th, National I Love Honey Day is December 18th and National Honey Month is September.


Updated 12-2017
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