A cocktail made with real honeycomb is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
In making this, I thought of the Prohibition era drink, “The Bee’s Knees”, which is a mix of gin, lemon and honey. The 1920’s name means “an extraordinary thing,” and I think the touch of honeycomb in its purest form made the cocktail even more buzzworthy.
- 1 T honey
- 1 T water
- 2 oz gin I used Beefeater
- 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2-inch piece of raw honeycomb, for garnish
- Pour the honey and water into a little cup or bowl and microwave for 15 seconds. Stir to combine to create a honey syrup.
- Pour the honey syrup, gin, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice.
- Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled mason jar or your favorite cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a piece of honeycomb.
Kara and Marni Powers are twin sister cooks, dining and blogging their way through Boston's North End and beyond. They see the act of cooking and entertaining as a form of creative expression, an art that encourages the mixing of flavors, spices, techniques and stories. Their interest in cooking dates back to their Greek grandmother’s open-arms approach, letting them taste her savory creations like her famous spanakopita. Kara and Marni's fascination with food and culture continued during their travels abroad in Europe where they saw firsthand the limitlessness of cooking.