Honey can have many uses besides a simple sweetener. It can also be used to add flavor to many recipes, including alcoholic concoctions. Honey mixes well with different beverages such as rum, vodka, soda and even whiskey. There are also old home remedies that call for the use of honey to cure ailments such as colds and the flu.
Autumn Gold is a drink made with honey, whiskey and vodka. The drink is quite easy to make. Simply fill a 6 oz. glass with crushed ice. Add 2 oz. of Irish Mist and 2 oz. of vodka. Drizzle the honey over the top of the drink and serve immediately.
The sweet concoction known as the Honey Bee is made with honey, rum, water and lemonade. To make this drink, pour 1/2 tbsp. water and 1/2 tbsp. honey in a cocktail glass and stir until the honey is dissolved. Add 2 oz. of rum and 1/2 oz. of lemon juice and stir vigorously. You can also add more honey to taste if you prefer.
A hot toddy is often used as an old-fashioned cold remedy. To make a toddy, pour 1 oz. of honey into 2 oz. of hot water and stir. Add 1/2 oz. of lemon juice and 2 oz. of strong alcohol such as whiskey, bourbon or rum. Stir vigorously.
Vanilla liquor, vanilla vodka, vanilla cola and honey are the ingredients used to make this explosive vanilla concoction called Bliss. To make the drink, mix 3 oz. of vanilla liquor, 1 oz. of the vanilla vodka, 2 oz. of the vanilla cola and 2 tsp. of honey. Shake this drink vigorously and pour over ice in a cocktail glass.
A Bee’s Kiss can be made in just a few minutes with white and dark rum, cream and honey. Simply mix 1/2 oz. dark rum and 1 oz. of white rum in a cocktail glass. Add 3/4 oz. of cream and 2 tsp. of honey and stir. Serve over ice.
References and ResourcesBar None Drinks: Autumn Gold
Esquire: Honey Bee Drink
BBC: Hot Toddy Cold Remedy
Drink Nation: Drinks Made with Honey: Bliss
Drink Swap: Bee's Kiss