We love collaborating with local restaurants, bars, and other businesses to use our honeys and teas in new ways. When it came time to develop some summer cocktail recipes featuring our Blossom Honeys, we immediately knew that we wanted to work with Saratoga's best kept secret: The Brentwood Hotel.
Tucked on the East Side just steps from the Track, the Brentwood Hotel + Bar is a retro-chic haven for tourists who want a low-key but convenient retreat, or locals looking for a stylish covert to wait out the madness that can be Summer in Saratoga.
We teamed up with Brentwood's Michaella Bardi to create three gorgeous cocktails that will quench your summer thirst. Featuring our Raspberry Blossom, Blueberry Blossom, and Orange Blossom honeys, you can browse the recipes to decide which cocktail sounds best to you, or try all three with our Blossom Honey gift set.
Blossom Honey Cocktail Recipes
To make these gorgeous summer honey cocktails, you will first need to make a simple syrup with each of our Blossom Honeys.
The Brentwood's Honey Simple Syrup has a 2:1 honey to hot water ratio. This is a bit of a departure from our usual 1:1 ratio, and we're intrigued to try it, especially since our friends at the Brentwood say it keeps the simple syrup a little more shelf-stable!
Raspberry Blossom Cocktail
2 oz Gin
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 oz Raspberry Blossom Honey Syrup
Shake with ice, strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass
Garnish with fresh raspberries and a lime wheel
* This is a cross between two classic cocktails, a Bee's Knees (gin, lemon, honey) and a Gimlet (gin, lime, simple syrup), both are traditional "sours." Raspberry and lime is a tried and true flavor combination, and the honey adds weight and depth to the cocktail.
Blueberry Blossom Cocktail
2 oz Rye Whiskey
1/4 oz Blueberry Blossom Honey Syrup
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Stir with ice, strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass
Garnish with fresh blueberries
* This is a rye & honey old fashioned. The blueberry blossom honey is a bit more robust and richer than the other 2 honeys, and it stands up well against a stronger, spicier spirit like rye whiskey.
Orange Blossom Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Joven Mezcal ("joven" = "silver" or not aged in oak)
3/4 oz Dry Curaçao (orange liqueur)
1/2 oz fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Orange Blossom Honey Syrup
3 drops Orange Blossom Water
Shake with ice, strain over fresh ice into a double rocks glass
Garnish with an orange curl