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15 Of The Best Cocktails You Can Make With Honey

15 Of The Best Cocktails You Can Make With Honey

By now, we all agree that sugar is nothing but sweet evil. So it’s only natural that we look to healthier options to satisfy our sweet tooth. And what better than honey to do so? Honey has been consumed by us since time immemorial. Be its medicinal properties or natural sweet flavour, honey has been used since time immemorial.

In an effort to enjoy honey and avoid the ill-effects of sugar, here’s introducing cocktails that use honey and taste divine. From a cocktail with a Parisian touch to tropical Tikis, we have tried to cover them all. Psst: Also, if you’re looking for a cocktail sweetener, its time you dump sugar and make a smarter choice.

Alternative Medicine

Ingredients :
45ml black pepper-turmeric apple brandy

15ml Jamaican rum

22ml fresh lemon juice

10ml honey

10ml ginger syrup

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass over one large ice cube and garnish

Bees’ Knees

45ml gin

1 tsp. honey

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake, strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Beer And Loathing

22ml Aperol

22ml fresh grapefruit juice

15ml lemon juice

15ml rich honey syrup*

2 sprigs marjoram, plus 1 for garnish

90-120ml Saison

Directions: Combine the Aperol, citrus juices, honey syrup, and marjoram in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled Collins or rocks glass. Top with Saison and garnish with marjoram and grapefruit peel.

Brown Derby

60ml bourbon

30ml grapefruit juice

15ml rich honey syrup

Directions: Shake ingredients with ice until chilled, then strain into a chilled glass.

Charleston Brown Water Society Punch

3 cups bourbon

2 cups dark rum

1½ cups fresh orange juice

½ cup fresh lemon juice

2 cups honey syrup

2 cups demerara sugar syrup

3 cups soda water

Directions: Combine all the ingredients except the soda water. Chill. Pour into a punch bowl with a large block of ice, and add soda water just before serving, with orange slices for garnish.

Lady Washington

30ml brandy

15ml elderflower liqueur

22mlfresh grapefruit juice

10ml fresh lemon juice

10ml honey


Directions: Combine the brandy, liqueur, citrus juices, and honey in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into a flute. Top with cave and garnish.

Gold Rush

60ml bourbon

22ml fresh lemon juice

22ml rich honey syrup

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over one large cube of ice.

New Toronto

45ml bourbon

15ml sweet vermouth

1 tsp. Fernet-Branca

2 tsp. honey syrup

Directions: Combine ingredients in mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well until chilled; strain into chilled glass. Garnish.

Oatmilk And Honey

Ingredients :
45ml bourbon

10ml crème de cacao

60ml cold-brew coffee

30ml oat milk

15ml honey syrup (1:1)

Pinch of salt

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker tin with ice and shake until chilled. Prepare a Collins glass by filling halfway with crushed ice. Strain contents of shaker tin into the glass, add more ice and garnish.

Polynesian Remedy

52ml dark rum
15ml orgeat

15ml ginger syrup

15ml honey syrup (1:1)

30ml fresh lemon juice

4 dashes smoky single-malt scotch

Directions: Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish.

Pearl Diver

45ml gold Puerto Rican rum

15ml demerara rum

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15ml fresh lime juice

15 fresh orange juice

15ml Don’s gardenia mix

1 dash Angostura bitters

½ cup crushed ice

Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds. Strain through a mesh strainer into a glass and add fresh crushed ice to fill. Garnish.

Queen Bee

45ml bourbon

22ml Amontillado sherry

22ml thyme-honey syrup

10ml fresh lemon juice

1 dash Angostura bitters

Directions: Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a glass over crushed ice. Garnish.

Plaid On Plaid

60ml blended Scotch whisky

30ml fresh lemon juice

30ml honey syrup (1:1)

30ml fresh egg white

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake, without ice, until foamy. Add ice, shake again until chilled, then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish by adding several drops of peated Scotch atop the drink’s foam.

Honeyed Coffee Gin And Tonic

30ml gin

15ml honey syrup (2:1)

45ml cold-brew coffee

Tonic water

Directions:  Fill a glass with ice. Stir to chill the glass, then strain out the melted water. Combine the coffee, honey syrup and gin in the glass. Stir to chill, then top with tonic water, add more ice as needed and twist a lemon peel over the top of the drink and use as a garnish.


60ml blended Scotch whiskey

22ml fresh lemon juice

22ml honey syrup

10ml smoky Islay single-malt Scotch whiskey

2-3 quarter-size slices fresh ginger

Directions: Muddle fresh ginger in a shaker and add the remaining ingredients, except for the Islay whiskey. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until chill; double-strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Float the whiskey on top and garnish.

We’ve listed enough cocktails for you to experiment until the end of the lockdown we imagine. What are you waiting for? Go try these out and don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments below.



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