Celebrate World Honeybee Day With These Easy Honey Cocktail Recipes

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Did you know that it’s World Honeybee Day on 21 August 2021? This special day is observed every third Saturday in August to show appreciation to all the honey bees and the beekeepers who tend the hives. 


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If you feel like drinking a toast in honour of all the bees and the role they play for the ecosystem, celebrate at home with these easy and delicious cocktails that are truly worth the buzz! 

The Queen Bee by Dubliner Whiskey

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Ingredients:

  • 60ml Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb Liqueur 
  • 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Forest Berry Jam
  • 3 Dashes Of Orange Bitters
  • Garnish with orange twist

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients and shake with ice.
  • Double strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  • Add garnish and enjoy!

Honey Pineapple Margarita by Cazcabel Tequila

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Ingredients:

  • 30mL Cazcabel Honey
  • 20mL Cazcabel Blanco
  • 25mL Lime juice
  • 25mL Pineapple juice
  • 5mL Agave syrup
  • Garnish with orange peel and pineapple leaf

Method:

  • Shake all ingredients and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice
  • Garnish with orange peel and pineapple leaf

True Northwest Old Fashioned by Westward Whiskey

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Ingredients:

  • 60mL Westward American Single Malt Whiskey
  • 8mL Honey
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 4 dashes of bitters
  • Garnish with orange peel or cherry

Method:

  • Stir all items in a rocks glass
  • Garnish with an orange peel or cherry

Kavka Vodka Sliwka by Kavka Vodka

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Ingredients:

  • 50mL Kavka Vodka
  • 25mL 30&40 Double Jus
  • 15mL lemon juice
  • 15mL of water mixed with honey
  • 1 Spoonful of Plum Marmalade

Method:

  • Put all items in a cocktail shake with ice and shake
  • Strain and garnish with a flower

These spirits are all available to purchase from national retailers including Dan Murphy’s and BWS. Dan Murphy’s Hamilton is located at Cnr Kingsford Smith Drive & Racecourse Road, Hamilton. You can shop online and have your order ready within two hours. 

For more information about deliveries and direct to boot (contactless pickup), visit Dan Murphy’s website or call +61 1300 723 388.