Why Honey Simple Syrup is the Ultimate Sweetener for Cocktails or Mocktails: Plus 5 Delicious Recipes for You to Try

April 14, 2023

Honey simple syrup for cocktails and cocktails

When it comes to making cocktails, simple syrup is a common ingredient used to add sweetness and balance to a drink. Traditionally, simple syrup is made with refined white sugar and water, but did you know that using a honey simple syrup can be a great alternative?

Unlike refined white sugar, honey is unprocessed and doesn’t undergo any chemical treatment, meaning it retains more natural nutrients and antioxidants. As a result, using honey simple syrup in your cocktails can provide a healthier alternative to a traditional simple syrup made with refined sugar.

Furthermore, our honey has a unique flavour profile that can add depth and complexity to your cocktails. Depending on the type of honey you use, you can create a variety of flavours that can enhance the taste of your drink. For example, using dark honey will impart a rich and robust flavour, while using light honey will add a more delicate sweetness.

Another advantage of using honey simple syrup in cocktails is its viscosity. Compared to traditional simple syrup, honey is thicker and has a more syrupy consistency, which creates a richer and more velvety mouthfeel in your drinks.

Here are a few delicious cocktail recipes using honey simple syrup for a delicious and nutritious twist!

To make a honey simple syrup:

    1. Combine equal parts honey and warm water in our reusable honey jars. 
    2. Close the jar tightly and shake vigorously until the honey is fully dissolved into the water.
    3. Store the honey simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to a month.

    Bee's Knees

    bee's knees cocktail recipe using honey simple syrup


      • 2 oz gin
      • 3/4 oz lemon juice
      • 1/2 oz honey simple syrup
      • Garnish: lemon twist


        1. Fill mason jar with ice, an add gin, lemon juice, and honey simple syrup.
        2. Shake well until the ingredients are combined and chilled.
        3. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
        4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

            Hot Honey Whiskey Caesar

            Hot Honey whiskey Caesar cocktail recipe - Ceasar cocktail


              • 2 oz whiskey
              • Clamato juice
              • 1/2 oz hot honey simple syrup
              • 1/2 oz Worcestershire sauce
              • 1/4 oz lemon juice
              • ¼ oz horseradish
              • Maple bacon seasoning 
              • Celery stalk, lime wedge, or pickled vegetables for garnish 


              1. Rim a highball glass with maple bacon seasoning.
              2. Add ice to the glass.
              3. Combine whiskey, hot honey simple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and horseradish.
              4. Fill the rest of the glass with Clamato juice.
              5. Stir well to combine. 
              6. Garnish with a celery stalk, lime wedge, or pickled vegetables.

                Honey Gin Fizz

                Gin Fizz cocktail recipe made using honey simple syrup


                  • 2 oz gin
                  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
                  • 1/2 oz honey syrup
                  • 1 egg white


                      1. Combine gin, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and egg white in mason jar.
                      2. Dry shake (without ice) for about 10 seconds to emulsify the egg white.
                      3. Add ice to the shaker and shake again for about 15 seconds to chill the mixture.
                      4. Strain into a cocktail glass.

                        Honey Pear Margarita

                        Honey simple syrup, pear margarita cocktail recipe


                          • 2 oz pear juice
                          • 1 1/2 oz tequila
                          • 1 oz lime juice
                          • 1/2 oz honey simple syrup


                              1. Fill mason jar with ice, and add pear juice,  tequila,  lime juice, and  honey simple syrup to the shaker.
                              2. Shake well until the ingredients are combined and chilled.
                              3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
                              4. Optional: Rim glass with salt. 

                                The Honey Bourbon Sour

                                Honey bourbon sour cocktail recipe with honey simple syrup


                                  • 2 oz bourbon
                                  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
                                  • 1/2 oz honey simple syrup
                                  • 1 dash angostura bitters
                                  • soda water
                                  • lemon wheel


                                      1. Fill mason jar with ice, and add bourbon,  lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and angostura bitters.
                                      2. Shake well until the ingredients are combined and chilled.
                                      3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
                                      4. Top with soda water. 
                                      5. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

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