Four Fun Cocktails To Try During National Honey Month

By Jennifer McKee

September is National Honey Month, and you can still raise a glass to the nectar with these lovely libations.


French Honey Mule

1.5 oz. Dixie Wildflower Honey Vodka
1.5 oz. pineapple juice
.75 oz. raspberry cordial
1 can ginger beer
Lime wedge for garnish

Combine ingredients with ice in a copper mug. Stir well and garnish with a lime wedge.


Photo courtesy Dixie Vodka


The Birds and the Bees

1.5 oz. Dixie Wildflower Honey Vodka
1.5 oz. Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon
.5 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. honey syrup*
Soda water

Lemon wheel for garnish

Combine ingredients over ice in a glass. Stir and garnish with lemon wheel.

*To make honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer until all honey is dissolved.


Photo courtesy Dixie Vodka



Hive and Seek

1.5 oz. Wemyss Hive Whisky
.5 oz. Campari
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
10 ml saffron honey* or orange blossom honey
Dash of pasteurized egg white

Pour all ingredients into shaker and dry shake. Fill with ice and shake rapidly. Double strain. Optional garnish: 3 strands of saffron.

*Saffron honey

6.75 oz. honey
3.25 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
2.5 ml saffron

Pour all ingredients in saucepan and stir over a medium heat to combine and infuse. Simmer for 5 minutes being careful it doesn’t froth up and overflow. Remove from heat and store in a sealed container.

Photo courtesy Wemyss Hive Whisky


Ginger & Honey Collins

1.5 oz. Chase Potato Vodka
.5 oz. lemon juice
.25 oz honey
Ginger ale to top

Mix vodka, lemon and honey thoroughly and add cubed ice. Top with ginger ale and stir again. Garnish with fresh lemon peel.

Photo courtesy Chase Potato Vodka


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