Honeymoon Shine

Friday, May 3, 2013


After last week's honeyed French 75, I've found myself pulling out our Weck jar of wildflower honey more and more often. This bourbon cocktail with a hint of natural sweet and sour is the perfect libation for your palette–and his!


Honeymoon Shine

1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 oz honey syrup

Combine bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey syrup in a shaker with ice; shake for 5-10 seconds, then pour into a highball glass.

Notes: John recommends a short shake (just a few seconds) when using grapefruit–the juice dilutes quickly as it's not as tart as lemon or lime. To make honey syrup, combine 1/2 cup of honey with 1/2 cup water in a saucepan and dissolve; it'll be perfect in iced tea Saturday afternoon, too. Cheers!

Image by Kate Headley.


PS–if you're looking for a tequila cocktail to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with (and who isn't?), I'd recommend: the perfect Margarita, El Diablo with cassis and ginger, strawberry-infused Tequila Fresca, Paloma with grapefruit soda, and my guilty pleasure, a Piña Colada with tequila!

12 comments:

  1. Ooh my husband is a bourbon lover, so we'll definitely be trying this over at our house!

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  2. Yum!! have a great weekend!!!!

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  3. That sounds lovely for our warm SF weather!
    And I adore the name of the cocktail, its so sweet.

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  4. Um, yum. That sounds amazing. I love the tips from John. Have a great weekend, you two! xo

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  5. I may have to make this right this instant. This is right up my alley! YUM!!

    Have a beautiful weekend Lena!! xo

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  6. This sounds refreshing and lovely. Thanks for sharing! Happy Cinco de Mayo! xo style, she wrote.

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  7. Oh my gosh, this sounds so delicious! I recently started enjoying Gold Rush cocktails, which replaces the grapefruit juice with lemon. I have to try this with the grapefruit though!

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  8. Honey & Bourbon?? Delicious!!

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