Thanksgiving and the holidays are fast approaching, and with that is the return of holiday themed cocktails that you can indulge in. Buzz+ Bloom Honey, a globally sourced craft-style honey that captures the natural and diverse goodness of the honeybee, makes the perfect addition to any holiday drink!
Check out these honey-inspired cocktails for the holidays – The Bee Merry Cocktail featuring Buzz + Bloom Orange Bloom Honey and The Christmas Caprese Cocktail featuring the Buzz + Bloom Mesquite Blossom Honey.
Each cocktail features a different variety of Buzz + Bloom Honey, a craft-style honey that captures the natural and diverse goodness of the honeybee, and inspiration from our very own Root and Bone chef Jeff McInnis, who created these cocktails to show his sweet side.
Buzz + Bloom Honey is sold nationally at www.buzzandbloomhoney.com
Bee Merry Cocktail
by Jeff McInnis
Chamomile-infused vodka, honey wine, lemon, habanero, Buzz + Bloom Orange Blossom Honey, with a warm beeswax rim
1 750ml bottle vodka
5 chamomile tea bags
Steep for 48 hours
Habanero Honey Syrup
1 cup Buzz + Bloom Orange Blossom Honey
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 cups water
1 habanero pepper, cut in half
Boil together for 5 minutes in a saucepan and cool.
1 ounce Chamomile Vodka
1 ounce mead (honey wine)
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce Habanero Honey Syrup
Combine Chamomile Vodka, mead, lemon juice and Habanero Honey Syrup in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain into coupe glass, garnish with lemon peel.
The Christmas Caprese Cocktail
by Jeff McInnis
Tequila, white balsamic, Buzz + Bloom Mesquite Blossom Honey, fresh basil & cherry tomato
1½ ounce tequila
1/2 ounce white balsamic vinegar
1/3 ounce extra virgin olive oil
1/2 ounce Buzz + Bloom Mesquite Blossom Honey
3 or 4 chopped cherry tomatoes with juice
2 basil leaves
3 cherry tomatoes for garnish
Muddle the cherry tomatoes, basil, honey and vinegar together. Add in the olive oil, followed by the tequila. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain through fine sieve and serve with a skewer of cherry tomatoes and basil as garnish.