A Giffy Recipe for a Tequila Honey Bee cocktail

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A Giffy Recipe for a Tequila Honey Bee cocktail

So I know all of you by now think I approach my business with this type of mania...

Not the case at all.  I am a numbers guy by trade and while my bees fascinate me, I am a practical man. I am not a super hero.  And even if I was, I would come up with a better costume than this:

This guy doesn't even have actual pants on.  You can't collect honey looking like that, let alone fight crime. But I am not here to fight crime.  My purpose today is to provide my loyal readers with the most first rate application for honey.  Today we are going to discuss  how to make a life changing cocktail. NO! NOT 'The Bees Knees'. Please give me a few points for originality. Today, I am going to teach you how to make a 'Tequila Honey Bee'.  Never heard of it?  That's probably because you've spent your formative years  being served $3 'Lady's Night' margaritas from a 22 year old bartender who knows about as much about modern mixology as I do applied String theory (zero). 

 

Ingredients 

  • 2 oz tequila (Espolón reposado - if you can get your mits on it)
  • Del Maguey mezcal rinse (that's mezcal - not mescalin) 
  • 1 oz Honey 
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice (fresh, not bottled, you animal)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Lemon peel (because it gives it some class for God's sake)

Yes, it requires more effort than just going to the bar but the extra effort makes all the difference.  The effort is the difference between having a night like this:

or one like this

(Go with option #1 people - have some class).

Now here is the how to...

 

  1. Coating the inside of the glass with Mezcal - a thin layer and dumping out whatever doesn’t stick.

  2. Add the tequila, syrup and lemon juice to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled.

     

  3. Pour into the prepared glass, and add 2 dashes of the bitters.

  4. Garnish with a lemon peel.

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     *Honey syrup: Add 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. (You can experiment and decide how much of a honey flavor you want in your syrup. The more honey you use, the thicker the syrup and stronger in flavor it will be.) Stir until blended. Strain into a jar and seal tightly with a lid. Will keep for 1 month in the refrigerator.

  5. Now that's a cocktail.