Honey and rum - the un-bee-lievable match
Honey flavours can include fruity, flowery, spicy, smokey and more. Honey can be as transparent as water, light straw in colour, or dark amber in colour. The "honey varietals," a classification of honey created by bees utilising the nectar of a particular kind of flower, can also vary depending on a location's climate and the time of year.
Because of its availability and complexity, honey may be blended with a variety of flavours, including citrus, cinder toffee, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and with rum, of course!
Rum is regarded as one of the greatest alcoholic beverages for the winter since it is flavorful, smooth, and rich in texture. When you have a cold or cough, all you need is a flavorful and sweet beverage.
The addition of honey enriches and compliments the rum without dominating its delicate subtleties. Honey can provide the decadence, brightness, warmth, softness, tenderness, and other mellow characteristics of a hazy summer. The honey and alcohol should be in moderation, though, as with other flavours.
This old-fashioned-inspired Cuban drink is perfect if you appreciate a traditional cocktail on the rocks. Enjoy a spiced dark rum and honey cocktail with ice, topped with bitters and lemon, in place of bourbon and sugar.
- Dark rum about 75 ml
- 2 teaspoons of runny honey dash.
- Bitters (optional)
- 1 lemon, to be peeled for a twist.
- In a small rocks glass, combine the rum and honey; swirl with a teaspoon or cocktail stirrer until the honey is completely dissolved.
- Add two to three large ice cubes. Gently swirl the mixture until the ice starts to melt and thin down the beverage. Add a dash of bitters (if using) before using a vegetable peeler to cut a wide strip of lemon zest, be sure to look out for the quantity of bitterness you need.
- To release the flavorful oils, twist a piece of lemon peel over the beverage, then mix it into the glass. Serve right away.