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What to do with that bit of extra honey

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Worker Bee
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Jan 1, 2018
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Howdy,
This probably isn't new, but I thought I'd share it here anyway as an idea for those who maybe haven't heard of it, or thought of it...

I was sort of making a vodka martini tonight, and was dreading the thought of putting sugar on the rim since I needed a bit of sweetness for balance. Then I thought, "hey, what about using honey on the rim?" I always have some honey in one of those PET plastic bears, and it turns out that turning that guy upside-down and just brushing the rim with the honey from the inside out (so no honey drips down the outside, but only to the inside) works pretty well. It's actually kind of pretty too. Crystalized honey may even work better.

I didn't have the ingredients on hand, but I'm thinking it would go great with a 'lemon drop' type of martini. Maybe any purists here don't see lemon drops as a martini, but get over it, many others do - LOL. :cool:

Have any mixologists on here ever done a mead martini (maybe with some gin or vodka)?
 

shonray

NewBee
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Feb 2, 2020
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We use regular honey in every thing all our baking and pickling and some fruit preserves etc. If a recipe calls for a cup of sugar we use half a cup of honey and it works well.
 

Ty520

NewBee
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Feb 19, 2020
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I like to keep a bottle of honey syrup on hand for cocktails. Equal parts honey to water, shaken up until thoroughly mixed - no need to heat. I use it in place of simple syrup for various cocktails. A sack mead would probably work well as a liqueur substituted for the syrup.

here are a few of my favorites:

Bees knees:
1.5 ounce gin
.75 ounces honey syrup
.75 ounces lemon juice
3-5 dashes orange bitters

I also like to do a variation of this by adding 1.5 ounces st germain in a high ball glass, filling the glass 3/4 with ice, and topping with approximately 2 ounces soda water...or if it's "one of those days," sparking wine instead of the soda water

Gold rush:
1.5 ounce bourbon
.75 ounces honey syrup
.75 ounces lemon juice
3-5 dashes orange bitters

Honeysuckle:
1.5 ounces apple brandy
.75 ounces honey syrup
.75 ounces lemon juice
3-5 dashes orange bitters

Now that it is fall, I like to add 2 ounces of apple cider to the gold rush or honeysuckle for an easier drinking evening cocktail - very easy and popular to make as a large batch for get-togethers, as well.