Friendsgiving is coming up quick, which means we need to lock in our drink menu ASAP. Naturally, we’re serving up plenty of sweet local honey-infused cocktails this year. We might know our way around honey, but we pulled in some help to make the most of it in our drinks. Check out these sweet cocktails created in collaboration with mixologists, each with their own signature style.

 

Blackberry Bee’s Knees by @theSocialSipper

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz gin
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz blackberry honey syrup
  • Garnish: berry, lemon peel, edible flower⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup Local Hive Oregon Blackberry Honey
  • 1/2 cup water

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To make the Blackberry Honey Syrup, add blackberries, Local Hive Oregon Blackberry Honey and water to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain into a jar.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Add all cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into 2 cocktail glasses. If desired, garnish with a blackberry and lemon peel.

 

Whiskey Hibiscus Cocktail by @TheSocialSipper

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp Local Hive Colorado Honey
  • 1/2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz hibiscus tea, chilled
  • Garnish: hibiscus flower, thyme sprig⠀⠀⠀⠀

Directions⠀⠀⠀⠀

Add Local Hive Colorado Honey and hot water to a cocktail shaker and whisk together until the honey is dissolved. Add whiskey, lemon juice and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass with fresh ice. Top with hibiscus tea. Garnish with a hibiscus flower and thyme.

 

Three-Ingredient Lemon Drop Honey Martini by @NibblesByNic

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Local Hive Honey (Nic used our sold-out New York Harvest Reserve varietal. We also recommend our raw & unfiltered Northeast honey.)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 oz vodka

Directions

Mix 2 tablespoons of Local Hive Honey with 1/4 cup boiling water until the honey dissolves. Add the honey syrup, lemon juice, ice and 2 oz. vodka to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, strain and serve.

 

Local Hive Toddy by @SusieDrinks

Ingredients

  • .5 oz Local Hive Honey
  • 2 oz very hot water
  • 1 oz whiskey or brandy
  • 1 bar spoon brown sugar simple syrup (more to taste)
  • .5 oz orange juice
  • 1 thick orange slice
  • Sugar (white or brown)
  • Cinnamon sticks, if desired

Directions

Pour Local Hive Honey and brown sugar simple syrup in a heat-resistant glass or mug, then add the hot water and stir until the honey and sugar are dissolved. Add your spirit and orange juice and stir to combine.

For the garnish, cut orange slice into quarters to place on the rim and place a cinnamon stick in the finished drink. Serve hot.