As soon as we tasted the first batch, we knew our Whiskey Barrel Aged Wildflower Honey was something special... and that it practically demanded to be used in a local craft cocktail.
So, we asked good friend and craft cocktail specialist, Brendan Dillon of Hamlet and Ghost restaurant, to experiment with our Whiskey Barrel Aged Wildflower. After some trial and error, Brendan created a light, beautiful cocktail featuring this special honey and Fino Sherry*!
Don't be discouraged hearing Brendan's credentials, this show-stopping cocktail is actually quite easy to make and includes ingredients that you likely already have (or definitely won't mind having) in your kitchen.
Thank you, Brendan!
Whiskey Me Away Craft Cocktail by Hamlet & Ghost's Brendan Dillon
.5 oz Whiskey Barrel Aged Wildflower Honey simple syrup (equal parts honey + water)
1 T stone fruit preserves, such as apricot
1 egg white
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard and strain into a beautiful glass with a fine strainer. Serve with a citrus twist.
A few notes on making honey simple syrup
If you would like to experiment with this or other cocktails featuring our Whiskey Honey, your first step is probably going to be making a simple syrup using 1 part honey and 1 part hot water. To do this, simply heat some water, add your honey, and stir until the honey is dissolved. Your water does not need to be boiling or boil down to create your honey simple! In fact, if you have an electric water kettle, you won't need the stove at all! This honey simple syrup will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator, just like a sugar-based simple syrup, making the Whiskey Me Away your perfect go-to summer cocktail.
*Fino Sherry is the driest type of sherry. If you are unfamiliar or unsure where the sherry in your cupboard falls, we recommend stopping in to chat with Annemarie at By the Bottle around the corner from our shop, or the lovely ladies at Kane's Fine Wine & Spirits.