Honey Blackberry Mint Cocktail (+ Mocktail)



We are going to keep it real with you: we love a good cocktail at home. Because why bother going out when I'm the best bartender in town? That's why these honey cocktails with blackberry and mint really hit the spot:

  • They're easy to make at home
  • Just a couple ingredients
  • No need to put on pants and go to the bar
  • Copious amounts of honey

Raw & unfiltered honey makes an excellent sweetener for cocktails, but you'll want to make sure to mix it before you add ice. Otherwise, the honey will clump up and stick to the ice cubes. Hence why the instructions below mention diluting the honey with a bit of warm water.

For a few more cocktails, check out "Bees & Booze: 4 Honey Cocktails".

And if you really want to sweeten like a pro, you can make some honey simple syrup at home. Just simmer equal parts honey and water until combined and not too thick.

Cocktails vs. Mocktails

The directions below👇 are for the honey cocktail version of this Honey Blackberry Mint Cocktail. 

If instead, you're feeling like making a mockery of all things cocktail related, it's easy to turn this into a honey mocktail: just don't add vodka. Every other step stays the same.


100 Years of 100% U.S. Honey

This recipe is part of our #100waystousehoney series, celebrating 100 years of 100% U.S. honey.

Throughout 2024, you can shop our limited-edition 1924 Golden Age Wildflower honey blend. It's an exclusive, 100% U.S. wildflower honey blend with a mellow, but flowery taste.


For 4 servings:

12-16 blackberries, washed (more for garnish)
4 tbsp Local Hive Honey
2oz warm water
Mint leaves
16oz seltzer
4oz lemon juice
6oz vodka


In a small glass, mix Local Hive Honey and a bit of warm water to make honey syrup. Stir vigorously until no longer viscous.

In a medium bowl or cocktail shaker, muddle together blackberries, mint leaves, honey syrup.

Add lemon juice and vodka. Cover to shake. Shake thoroughly

Pour a bit of honey in a circle on a flat plate. Rim glasses with honey.

Add ice to glasses, then cocktail, then top with seltzer.

Garnish with mint leaves or blackberries on small skewers.

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