Cheers to National Honey Month!

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Honey and alcohol have been going steady since the beginning of time, originally meeting in mead during the 20th century BC. The sweet pair has been inseparable ever since and can now be found muddled with herbs, stirred with juices, and poured over rocks for your drinking pleasure.

Cheers!

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In celebration of National Honey Month (September), here is a sampling of buzz-worthy libations being served up at a watering hole in and around Los Angeles:

Where: BIG Bar in Los Angeles, CA
Cocktail: Northerly Isle

Blend of Tanqueray, apricot, apple cider, honey, and lemon leaves to be enjoyed on the outdoor patio behind the Alcove Café
Price: $15 standard, $36 for a 48 ounce
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Where: Terrazza in Santa Monica, CA
Cocktail: Casa Toddy

A unique take on the classic fall cocktail, blends WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey with Zaya Rum and Miguel Torres 10 Gran Reserva Imperial Brandy. Splashes of Cointreau and The Kings Ginger liqueur alongside lemon wedges, honey, a cinnamon stick, and hot water round out this boozy delight—perfect to sip after an afternoon surfing session
Price: $16

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Where: Rockwood Grill at JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, CA
Cocktail: Honey Boo Boo

Honey Boo Boo
Honey Boo Boo

A refreshing mix of Corbin vodka, clover honey syrup, lemon juice, blueberries, and Cabotella Mexican Ale, ideal for cooling down after a day spent lounging at the pool or hitting one of the championship greens surrounding the resort
Price: $14
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Where: Aqua Lounge in Newport Beach, CA
Cocktail: Newport Sunset

Ketel One Citron Vodka, Aperol Aperitivo, Paval Liqueur, fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and Coastal Clover honey syrup will make you feel like a honey of a housewife
Price: $14

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Where: Azu in Ojai, CA
Cocktail: Ginger Beehive

Azu Ginger Beehive
Ginger Beehive

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon, honey, ginger beer, grapefruit juice and Cantons ginger liqueur, a locally inspired afternoon sipper made for enjoying during a weekend getaway
Price: $13
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