Holiday Honey

“Holiday Honey”

Honey Sage Bourbon Cocktail


This bourbon cocktail is perfect for the holidays. Serve this for your next holiday happy hour and you will have some cheerful guests!



Photography: Victoria Christensen


Photography: Victoria Christensen





Ingredients:

· 2 Oz. Good Quality Bourbon

· 1 Oz. Fresh Lemon juice

· 1/2 Oz. Honey Sage Simple Syrup (See Recipe)

· 2-3 Dashes of Orange Bitters

· Orange Peel, for garnish

· Two Bourbon Soaked Cherries (See Recipe)

· Egg White, (Optional)

· Large Ice Cube


Directions:

1. Add all ingredients to ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Make sure that the honey simple syrup completely dissolves.

2. Strain into couple glass with an extra-large ice cube.

3. Garnish with fresh orange peel and bourbon soaked cherries. Cheers!


Honey Simple Syrup

A.K.A Liquid Honey


Ingredients:

· 1 cup honey

· 1 cup warm water

· 6 Sage Leaves (Optional)


Directions:

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the honey, sage leaves and water and bring to boil over medium high

heat, stirring constantly until honey dissolves. About 3-5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and let cool for about 30 minutes. Discard sage leaves.


MAKE-AHEAD: Store honey simple syrup in an airtight container for up to two weeks. If storing in a refrigerator, make sure to reheat mixture in a saucepan before using (this will help achieve the original consistency and will be easier to dissolve into the drink).