Hello, NowOmaha.com readers! Spring has officially arrived, and we’re excited to introduce a delightful and seasonally inspired Drink of the Week: the Honeybee Blossom. This charming cocktail captures the essence of spring, featuring the sweet flavors of honey, the warmth of bourbon, and the bright burst of citrus. Let’s dive into the inspiration behind this cocktail before sharing the recipe with you!
The Honeybee Blossom is a nod to the vital role that bees play in pollinating the flowers and plants that bloom during spring. Bees are essential for the growth of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and they help create the vibrant landscapes we associate with the season. This drink is a tribute to these hardworking pollinators and their impact on our environment.
With a base of bourbon, the Honeybee Blossom is a smooth and soothing drink, perfect for relaxing on a warm spring evening. The addition of honey adds a natural sweetness, while the lemon juice brings a refreshing tang to the mix. A splash of orange liqueur ties everything together, creating a well-rounded and truly delightful cocktail.
Here’s the recipe for the Honeybee Blossom:
- 2 oz. bourbon
- 0.5 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, mixed until honey is dissolved)
- 0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 0.5 oz. orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
- Lemon twist and edible flower, for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, honey syrup, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
- Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with a large ice cube.
- Garnish with a lemon twist and an edible flower.
Sip and savor the delightful flavors of the Honeybee Blossom as you enjoy the beauty and renewal of the spring season. Cheers!