Heavenly Honey Cocktails Perfect For Summer!

April may just be ending, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start dreaming of summer!

And anyone who knows me knows how obsessed I am with honey! I really can't get enough of nature's perfect sweet. and did you know that aside from tasting dreamy, honey has all sorts of added bonuses? Just a few of which are:

Natural Energy
Countering Pollen Allergies
Healthy Weight Management
Powerful Antioxidant 
Sleep Promoter
Wound Healer
Natural Cough Suppressant

But what better use for honey than making a lovely cocktail for porch sittin' in these warm months?
Here are a few of our favorites, which we made with the best Texas spirits of
Bee's Knees Honey Cocktail

Ok, the name gives it away. This beverage is truly the bee’s knees.The greatest. The best. Bee’s Knees dates all the way back to Prohibition, and, nearly 100 years later, it has lasted and charmed its way through the century. It’s a classic cocktail for a reason, but it doesn’t always get its due.

1/4 (2 oz.)  Revolution Austin Reserve Gin
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime lemon or lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Texas Honey Blossom Margarita

Honey and grapefruit steal the show in this delicious citrusy drink.

2 oz Desert Door Sotol
1 oz lime juice
1 oz orange blossom honey water
Splash of grapefruit juice
GARNISH: orange + lime

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Enjoy! 

Wildflower Honey Punch

Sip on this punch made with Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Bourbon and locally sourced honey while enjoying your summer days!

1.5 oz Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Bourbon
0.5 oz Finest Call White Sangria
0.5 oz wildflower honey water
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz orange juice
Dash of bitters

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice (except the bitters). Shake until chilled. Strain and garnish with lemon slice and top with bitters.

Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktails

For all our soon to be mama's  (aka, our beloved Jackie❤️) this mocktail is perfect for sitting on the porch in the warm summertime weather, enjoying life. Perfect for parties as a non-alcoholic option.

8 fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
2 oz 1/4 cup honey
a handful fresh mint leaves about 10, plus more for garnish
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup water
2 cups seltzer

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the blackberries, honey, and mint until very well blended. Add the lemon juice and water, cover, and shake to mix.Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice.Top each glass with 1 cup of seltzer.Garnish with blackberries and mint leaves

Need Honey?

No worries, we got you covered with Two Hives hyper-local Honey. Each is labeled with the name of the neighborhood in Austin where it was produced! We have the East Austin of course. 
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