Honey and Bourbon: A Cocktail Recipe

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

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. Vitamin C gives your immune system the kick that it needs to help fight your illness. Honey may boost your immune system. Although more professional research does need to be done on this topic. We aren’t doctors. If you’re really feeling under the weather it would be best to see your medical practitioner.

How to make a Honey + Bourbon cocktail

adding bourbon to shaker for honey and bourbon drink

Step One

Add lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker.

Step Two

Add bourbon and shake.

Adding honey syrup to honey and bourbon drink

Step Three

Add honey syrup to a highball glass (or your favorite glass). Add bourbon mixture from cocktail shaker.

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Step Four

Garnish and serve

Adding garnish to honey and bourbon drink

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 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
Butter Bean Honey posing with bourbon before it's added for Easy Cocktail Recipes

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Butter Bean Honey posing with bourbon before it's added for Easy Cocktail Recipes

Honey and Bourbon

Course: Drinks
Keyword: bourbon and honey, bourbon cocktail, bourbon drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 229kcal
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. 
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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

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Nutrition

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