As a bartender, I have had the pleasure of serving many different types of drinks to my customers. Whether it's a classic martini or a creative concoction, there is no denying the power of a well-crafted cocktail.
And when it comes to crafting the perfect drink, one ingredient that always stands out is American Honey.
American Honey is a unique blend of honey and bourbon, offering a sweet yet smoky flavor that is perfect for mixing into cocktails.
It's no wonder that many bartenders have turned to this delicious ingredient to create some of the most popular and sought-after cocktails on their menus.
But what makes American Honey so special? It's all in the flavor. The honey adds a sweetness that is both subtle and complex, while the bourbon offers a bold, smoky finish.
The combination of these two flavors creates a truly unique taste that is perfect for mixing into cocktails.
So, if you're looking to up your cocktail game and impress your guests, look no further than American Honey. With its delicious flavor and versatility, it's the perfect ingredient to take your cocktails to the next level.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of the best American Honey cocktail recipes that are sure to impress even the most discerning of drinkers. So, grab a shaker, some ice, and let's get mixing!
1. Gold Rush Cocktail
The Gold Rush Cocktail is a refreshing twist on the classic Whiskey Sour. Made with just three ingredients – bourbon, honey, and lemon juice – this cocktail is perfect for any time of the year. The honey is first diluted in water to create a honey syrup, which is then mixed with the bourbon and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
The drink is then strained into ice-filled rocks glasses and garnished with a lemon peel. The Gold Rush Cocktail was created over a decade ago by T.J Siegal at the Milk & Honey bar in New York’s Lower East Side. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a classic Whiskey Sour with a sweet twist.
2. Cranberry Old Fashioned
The Cranberry Old Fashioned is a simple yet delicious cocktail that is perfect for holiday parties. Made with American Honey Whiskey, cranberry juice, and a few dashes of Angostura Bitters, this classic cocktail gets a festive twist with the addition of cranberry juice. It's a great option for those who want to enjoy a whiskey-based cocktail without the harshness that often comes with it.
The smooth blend of bourbon and honey in the American Honey Whiskey makes this cocktail easy to drink, while the cranberry juice adds a tart and fruity flavor that complements the whiskey perfectly. Whether you're a whiskey lover or not, the Cranberry Old Fashioned is a must-try cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
3. Blackberry Whiskey
Blackberry Whiskey is a unique and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for those who enjoy the taste of whiskey but are looking for something a little sweeter. Made with Wild Turkey American Honey and fresh blackberries, this cocktail is a delicious combination of sweet and tart flavors that are sure to delight your taste buds.
The addition of blackberries gives the cocktail a beautiful deep red color, making it a visually stunning drink as well. Whether you're looking for a refreshing summer cocktail or a cozy winter drink, Blackberry Whiskey is a versatile and delicious option that is sure to impress.
4. Iced Coffee Lemonade
The Iced Coffee Lemonade is a refreshing and unique cocktail that combines iced coffee and lemonade with a twist. It includes orange juice and honey for a sweet and tangy flavor.
The drink originated from French soldiers who drank iced coffee with sugar syrup or rum to stay awake during the war. This version of the drink is perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day and the caffeine will keep you going.
If you're looking for a unique and warming cocktail to try this winter, look no further than Scalteen. This Irish whiskey milk punch dates back to at least the 1700s and was traditionally used as a cure for colds and flu.
While the original recipe included beef broth, eggs, and butter, modern versions typically use a combination of hot milk, whiskey, and honey with a sprinkle of ground ginger or nutmeg for added flavor. The result is a creamy and comforting cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a cold evening. If you're a fan of Irish whiskey or looking to try something new, give Scalteen a try and experience a taste of Irish tradition.