Honey is always one of our favorite cocktail ingredients. Unlike sugar, different honeys have distinct flavor profiles that add to the cocktail experience - making pairing honey and liquor a challenge to savor for seasoned bartenders and fun experiment for those of us who just like to whip up a mixed drink or two.

This Smoke the Hive cocktail combines smokey Mezcal with honey and curaçao for a deliciously refreshing cocktail that pairs well with brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Using Honey in Cooking, Baking & Cocktails

Recommended Honey for Cooking, Baking & Cocktails

Choosing the right honey for your cocktail is one of the most creative parts of your recipe. Monofloral varietal honeys have such a wide array of colors and flavors, and don't get us started on our delicious infused honeys! When you're just starting out, go for a mild honey like Acacia, Tupelo, or Wildflower. As you expand your repertoire, play around with more robust and distinct flavors like Buckwheat!

Simple Honey Cocktail

Smoke the Hive Cocktail


1/4 oz honey simple syrup (we recommend Wildflower or Sourwood Honey)
1/2 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz dry curaçao
1 1/2 oz Mezcal


Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish: Lemon twist or orange zest, expressed.

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