20 Honey Cocktails

Beloved for its thick, syrupy texture and rich flavor, honey is a star sweetener in year-round cocktails. You probably already have a honey bear in your pantry, so what are you waiting for? Here are 20 honey cocktails that bring the golden sweetener to the forefront.

All Spice and Everything Nice
A citrusy riff on the Lion’s Tail.

Alternative Medicine
A spice-forward mix of apple brandy, rum, honey, lemon and ginger.

Bee’s Knees
A simple and refreshing classic with gin, lemon and honey.

Beer and Loathing
This beer cocktail balances Aperol with tart citrus, honey, and marjoram.

Brown Derby
Named after mid-20th century LA restaurant culture, The Brown Derby features Bourbon, grapefruit and honey.

Charleston Brown Water Society Punch
A hit of dark rum and a sweet citrusy mix tame whiskey’s burn.

Gold Rush
A simple mix of bourbon, lemon and honey.

Honeyed Coffee Gin & Tonic
Cold-brew and honey boost the classic G&T.

Foreign National
The crisp snap of winter citrus brightens this Seattle cocktail.

Lady Washington
Citrus, elderflower and cava contrast the warming flavors of brandy and honey.

New Toronto
This remix adds sweet vermouth and honey syrup to the traditional blend of whiskey and Fernet-Branca.

Oat Milk and Honey
A creamy concoction made with bourbon, crème de cacao, cold-brew, oat milk and honey.

Pearl Diver
Beachbum Berry reveals the secret recipe for this 1950s-era tiki classic.

Penicillin
Many consider Sam Ross’ Penicillin recipe part of the canon of modern classics.

Plaid on Plaid
A simple cocktail that taps the depth and smokiness of Scotch.

Polynesian Remedy
A Parisian riff on the Penicillin cocktail.

Queen Bee
Sherry and thyme-honey syrup brighten the bourbon in this refreshing cocktail.

Sing Like A Bee
The flavors of Earl Grey and gin pair perfectly with honey and fresh citrus in this tea cocktail.

Sinn Sisamouth in the Second City
Bourbon meets Averna, cold-brew coffee, honey and Angostura bitters.

Wicked Behavior
Whiskey and pineapple lead the charge in this complex medley.


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