Our raw & unfiltered local honeys have flavors that stand out, but they still mix with other perfectly well. Since each honey has unique flavor notes, the right one can bring out the best in a craft cocktail. These four recipes are some of our favorite ways to feature local honey and spice up our typical artisanal sips.

Torchlight 

Ingredients

  • 6 dashes Cholula Hot Sauce
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 34 oz fresh lime juice
  • 34 oz honey syrup
  • 2 oz tequila or white rum

Instructions

  1. In a small container, combine the Local Hive Southeast Honey and hot water and stir until completely mixed.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Cholula sauce, cayenne pepper, lime juice, honey syrup and spirit.
  3. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a lime wedge and dusting of cayenne pepper.

Texas Hot Toddy

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, Local Hive Texas Honey and hot water to a teacup and stir to combine.
  2. Garnish with a rosemary sprig, lemon wheel and grated nutmeg.

Honey-Kissed Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 oz Local Hive Great Lakes Honey
  • 1 3/4 ounces Absolut Ruby Red vodka
  • 1 1/4 ounces cranberry juice
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig

Instructions

  1. Muddle the lime wedge, rosemary sprig and Local Hive Great Lakes Honey in a shaker.
  2. Add the vodka, cranberry juice and ice. Shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Eau de Lavender

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 oz Local Hive So Cal honey and 1 oz water to a small saucepan over medium heat to make honey syrup.
  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker and dry shake (without ice).
  3. Add ice and shake again to emulsify thoroughly.
  4. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  5. Garnish with a lavender sprig.