Sweet Summer Sips: Six Summer Drinks Infused with Honey
Is it just us or has this summer been hotter than ever? As the temperature keeps rising, all we want to do is cool down by sipping on some honey-infused refreshing drinks. All of them. Every. Last. One. So, we started compiling recipes, and now, we’ve got the best of the best in one place.
Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue, chilling by the pool or simply looking to unwind after a long day, these handcrafted drinks will elevate your summer and cool off your cookouts. All you need is your favorite bottle of Local Hive Honey (our Honey Finder can help you pick) and a sense of adventure.
📸 @chelseapeachtree's Pomegranate Orange Cocktail
Nothing screams summer like a vibrant and fruity margarita. This Pomegranate Orange Margarita is a delicious blend of tequila, orange liqueur, orange juice, lime juice, pomegranate juice, and Local Hive So Cal Honey Blend. The combination of sweet and tangy flavors, complemented by the natural sweetness of honey, makes this margarita a must-try. Don't forget to rim the glass with sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.
📸 @sugar.rimandsprice's Pink Lemonade Sangria
Sangria is a classic summer drink, and this Pink Lemonade Sangria takes it to a whole new level. Combining the refreshing flavors of lemon, raspberry, strawberry vodka, white wine, and Local Hive Honey Washington Raspberry varietal, this drink is a crowd-pleaser. With its vibrant pink color and fruity taste, it's the perfect beverage for a sunny afternoon gathering.
For a unique twist on a traditional margarita, try the Honeydew Margarita. This cocktail features the natural sweetness of honeydew, blended with Local Hive Honey Orange Blossom Honey, tequila, lime juice, and a chili salt rim. The result is a refreshing and slightly spicy drink that will turn your backyard into a tropical paradise.
If you prefer beer over cocktails, try the Backyard Buzz Honey Wheat beer. Earlier this year, the fine folks over at Denver Beer Co. invited us to collab, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. This honey-wheat-style beer offers a perfect balance of sweetness and crispness, with a bit of extra special Colorado sweetness from our Local Hive Colorado honey blend.
If you’re in the Denver area, grab a cold pint of this honey-infused brew while lounging by the pool and soaking up the summer sun.
📸 @Trangskitchentable's Raspberry Mint Mocktail
Looking for a non-alcoholic option that still delivers on taste? The Raspberry Mint Refresher is a perfect choice. Muddle raspberries, cucumber, mint leaves, and Local Hive Honey's Washington Raspberry honey, then top it off with your favorite seltzer water. The result is a refreshing drink that will quench your thirst on even the hottest of days.
If you're a fan of grapefruit, the Citrus Honey Paloma is a drink you won't want to miss. Featuring Local Hive Honey's Cali Citrus Blossom varietal, grapefruit juice, tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, and a splash of lime seltzer, this cocktail is a perfect balance of tart and sweet. The salt rim and garnish of grapefruit and thyme add an extra touch of sweetness to this summer delight.
Whether you prefer margaritas, sangria, beer, or non-alcoholic options, there's a drink for everyone to enjoy. So, sit back, relax, crank the AC and sip on something new this summer. Cheers to beating the heat and enjoying the sunny days ahead!