5 Mind-Blowing Cocktails Made with Honey - Let's Get Buzzed

Cocktails Made with Sweet Honey

Are you ready to get buzzed? Take your mixology skills to the next level with honey! Look no further - we've got the perfect solution for you. We've scoured high and low and found five honey cocktails that will set your taste buds ablaze.

Honey is more than just a sweetener; it imparts subtle notes of complexity and flavor that can take any cocktail from good to great. So let's get buzzed with these top five, super creative, mind-blowing honey cocktails - all super easy recipes, surefire crowd-pleasers!

5 Mind-Blowing Honey Cocktails

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these 5 mind-blowing honey cocktails! From the classic Bee's Knees to a refreshing Whiskey Ginger Shandy, there are enough recipes here that it would be hard to not find something you’ll love. Check out each buzzy cocktail:

1. Bee's Knees Cocktail

Ingredients: honey syrup, lemon juice, gin, lemon twist

  • ½ ounce honey syrup (see step 1)
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (about ½ medium lemon)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Bee's Knees Steps

2. Tequila Honey Bee Cocktail

Ingredients: mezcal, reposado tequila, honey syrup, lemon juice, Angostura bitters, lemon peel (for garnish)

  • 1 dash mezcal, to rinse
  • 2 ounces Espolón reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lemon peel

Steps for Tequila Honey Bee

3. Honey Rose Old Fashioned Cocktail

Ingredients: rose-honey syrup, bourbon, apple bitters, orange peel & rose petals for garnish)

  • 0.75 oz Rose-Honey simple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 2 dashes Bar Keep apple bitters
  • Garnish: long orange peel rolled into an orange rose and a few dried rose buds

Honey Rose Old Fashioned.

4. Make it Count Cocktail

Ingredients: Campari, club soda, blood orange juice, honey syrup, orange wheel

  • 2 ounces Campari
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • Garnish: dehydrated orange wheel

Make it count steps.

5. Eau de Lavender Cocktail

Ingredients: tequila, lemon juice, honey syrup, egg white, lavender bitters, sprig of lavender

Follow the recipe here.

How to Make Honey Syrup

For a unique twist on your favorite cocktail, get creative with honey syrup!


  • 1/4 cup honey (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Add honey and water into a small saucepan over medium heat on stove.
  2. Stir with metal whisk until the honey is dissolved.
  3. Allow to cool to just warm and transfer to an airtight container.

The Benefits of Using Honey in Cocktails

Drinking cocktails is a great way to unwind and enjoy yourself! Honey makes the perfect addition, as its sweet flavor brings drinks to life while adding its own unique twist.

What's more, honey has plenty of health benefits: - it's rich in:

  • Antioxidants
  • Probiotics
  • Minerals and Allergens

Honey is also thought to boost immunity, making it the ideal ingredient for any cocktail.

Try out one of our top five honey cocktails for a mind-blowing mix that will tingle your taste buds and get you buzzing in no time!

Note: to make a Honey cocktail, you'll want to create honey syrup following our steps at the end of the article. This will help the honey mix better!

If You Enjoy Honey Cocktails, Try Mead

Do you love honey? Mead is alcohol made from honey and it's delcious by itself and mixed in cocktails. We have over 20+ different meads available:

Would you like to learn more about mead? Check out our articles on the History of Mead and Types of Mead!

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