2015 November

Buzz Worthy Cocktail

I’m such a busy bee these days. Teaching has been such a challenging and enjoyable experience so far. When the 2 o’clock bell rings on Friday, I’ve got a few things on my mind: relaxation, a few cocktails, and spending time with Joshua. 

I’ve had this drink on my mind for a few months and was going to share it with you during the summer, but I needed to perfect it. I truly think I have. Yes, this lemon-honey cocktail is a perfect warm weather drink, but it tastes just as good as the air gets crisper and the days get shorter. 

I originally had this drink in Florida at a speakeasy; my friends and I proceeded to make a few more when we arrived back at their apartment with organic lemons (they were overpriced!) and local honey. I am not a huge fan of sickly sweet drinks, which is why I love this beverage so much. 

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The tartness of the lemon is perfectly balanced out by the honey and gin. You won’t get cavities after drinking a few of these. 

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How has everyone been? I apologize for my absence, but am trying to still connect with my blog family during my first full-time teaching position. I’d love to hear what you have planned for Thanksgiving and what your new favorite cocktails are! 

Buzz Worthy Cocktail

Ingredients

    Honey Lemon Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Buzzy Worthy Cocktail
  • 4 ounces honey lemon syrup
  • 1-1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 cup shaved ice
  • lemon slice

Instructions

  1. Boil water on medium-high heat. Add lemon juice and honey; stir until honey has thinned. Remove from heat. Set aside until cooled.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, ice, and honey lemon syrup. Shake ten minutes. Pour into two glasses. Serves two, but can adjust recipe to the amount of guests.
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