Are you a sucker for honey - Cocktails?
Honey has already taken the place of sugar as a healthier and natural sweetener. It also acts as a sweetener in beverages but recently it is used in alcoholic drinks too!
If suddenly adding honey makes alcohol healthier, I don’t know what a better excuse to get drunk is.
There are several options in a bartender's arsenal for a drink that requires a dose of sweetness because it is too bitter. While you could go for your go-to bottle of simple syrup to numb the pain, some are substituting honey, which is more natural. Contrary to simple syrup or agave nectar, which sometimes fade into the background in cocktails, honey's thickness and depth of taste may stand up against other components. Just try to picture a Bee's Knees without the sticky substance. You would be left with little more than a tumbler of gin and some lemon juice.
Creating the perfect cocktail with a dash of honey
Bartenders are familiar with the chemistry of each cocktail and how its components interact. Using honey in cocktails differs from using it in tea or other hot beverages because of temperature. Due to its thick consistency, honey won't simply dissolve in cold beverages or blend with the other components.
Here are 4 must-try madhudhara honey-mixed cocktails
1. Honey margarita
This tall cooler combines honey, reposado tequila, fresh lemon juice, and aromatic bitters.
2. Abbey Toddy
In this peculiar toddy, bourbon, lemon juice, honey, and hot water are combined with Benedictine, an herbal liqueur. A lemon wheel laced with cloves and a few dashes of Angostura bitters makes the perfect concoction.
3. Honeysuckle Daiquiri
60ml of rum, honey, lemon juice, and orange juice gives you the best-ever cocktail!
4. Honey kissed Cosmopolitan
For an earthier version of the Cosmopolitan, rosemary is mushed with lime and honey.
The steps are pretty easy to follow. After combining the main alcohol component with honey in a shaker, add the juices, any necessary bitters, and ice. After a good shake, pour the mixture into your cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon, and then Voila. Your honey cocktail is ready!