The Beekeeper is essentially a subtle Whiskey Sour created with a few dashes of the anise and fennel tinged absinthe and honey as the sweetening agent, but the honey provides so much more than just a gentle saccharine edge.
The addition of honey into this creation adds a light but ever present floral complexity and a body and texture otherwise unachievable with simple sugar syrup alone.
If you intend to re-make any of our cocktails with honey, we recommend adding a third of honey into 2 thirds of simmering water in a saucepan. Stir regularly, allow to cool and then store in air-tight container in the fridge for use within a month.
- 60ml Buffalo Trace Bourbon
- 15ml honey syrup
- 3 dash absinthe
Dash of angostura bitters
Simply pour all ingredients into a rocks glass (no ice) and stir
Garnish with a slice of lemon