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.
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.
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!
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 ounces honey lemon syrup
- 1-1/2 ounces gin
- 1 cup shaved ice
- lemon slice
- Boil water on medium-high heat. Add lemon juice and honey; stir until honey has thinned. Remove from heat. Set aside until cooled.
- 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.