Love it or not the holidays are here and you’re going to need a cocktail, whether that’s to ease the stress of possible politic talk around the holiday table or something to raise a glass with to celebrate the season. We’re hoping the latter–in any case, Buzz + Bloom Honey created some perfect holiday cocktails for the occasion with a favorite spirit – tequila, and one for those who prefer vodka. Happy Holiday Season, cheers!
Trim the Tree till (Tequila) Sunrise – Serves 2
For the Pomegranate & Honey Syrup:
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- ¼ cup of Buzz + Bloom American Honey
For the Tequila Sunrise:
- 6 ounces orange juice
- 3 ounces tequila
- ½ ounce Pomegranate & Honey Syrup
- Pomegranate arils, for garnish (optional)
Make the Pomegranate & Honey Syrup: In a medium saucepot, heat pomegranate juice to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook 25 to 30 minutes or until juice is reduced by half. Reduce heat to low; stir in honey. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes. Transfer syrup to jar or bottle and refrigerate until completely cool. Makes about 6 ounces (enough for 12 cocktails).
Make the Tequila Sunrises: Fill two rocks glasses with ice. Divide orange juice and tequila between glasses; stir. Divide Pomegranate & Honey Syrup between glasses. Serve garnished with pomegranate arils, if desired.
The Christmas Caprese Cocktail by Jeff McInnis
Tequila, white balsamic, Buzz + Bloom Mesquite Blossom Honey, fresh basil & cherry tomato
- 1½ ounce tequila
- 1/2 ounce white balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 ounce extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 ounce Buzz + Bloom Mesquite Blossom Honey
- 3 or 4 chopped cherry tomatoes with juice
- 2 basil leaves
- 3 cherry tomatoes for garnish
Muddle the cherry tomatoes, basil, honey and vinegar together. Add in the olive oil, followed by the tequila. In a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain through fine sieve and serve with a skewer of cherry tomatoes and basil as garnish.
Bee Merry Cocktail by Jeff McInnis
Chamomile-infused vodka, honey wine, lemon, habanero, Buzz + Bloom Orange Blossom Honey, with a warm beeswax rim
- 1 750ml bottle vodka
- 5 chamomile tea bags
Steep for 48 hours
Habanero Honey Syrup
- 1 cup Buzz + Bloom Orange Blossom Honey
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 habanero pepper, cut in half
Boil together for 5 minutes in a saucepan and cool.
- 1 ounce Chamomile Vodka
- 1 ounce mead (honey wine)
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce Habanero Honey Syrup
Combine Chamomile Vodka, mead, lemon juice and Habanero Honey Syrup in a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe glass, garnish with lemon peel.