Honey and Bourbon: A Cocktail Recipe

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Honey and bourbon go together like peas and carrots. Maybe you have a little cold. Maybe you’re sick of the cold. Either or, this cocktail promises to warm you to the core as if you’re in the center of apiary in the middle of July. We like to call this drink the “Boozy Bee,” with soothing butterbean honey, smooth bourbon, vitamin C and a little rest work together to make you feel (almost) like new.

Butter Bean Honey posing with bourbon before it's added.

Make sure that you don’t overdo it with the cocktails! One drink should be just enough to have you feeling a little better in the dead of the winter. Honey and bourbon both will soothe a sore throat, at least temporarily, and the vitamin C gives your immune system the kick that it needs to help fight your illness. Honey may very well be able to boost your immune system and help keep you from getting sick at a later time, although more professional research does need to be done on this topic. And of course, we aren’t doctors, so if you’re really feeling under the weather it would be best to see your medical practitioner.

Adapting our Honey and Bourbon Cocktail

You know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to have fun with your drinks! Call to your inner mixologist to come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Use orange juice instead of lemon
  • Add a garnish of mint or maraschino cherries

If you decide to try this amazing recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

Butter Bean Honey posing with bourbon before it's added.

Honey and Bourbon

Course: Drinks
Servings: 2
Calories: 229kcal

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  • 3 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • 3 tbsp. warm water
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • 2 large lemons juiced


  • Fill half of a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Mix honey and warm water to create syrup
  • Add bourbon and lemon juice to shaker
  • Shake
  • Pour
  • Drink


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 57.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg

About the Author


Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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