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RECIPE: Whiskey Lemonade with Honey

[recipe via foodiecrush]

A refreshing summer cocktail with a touch of sweet thanks to a twist on the traditional simple syrup: made with honey instead of sugar and your choice of steeped herbs.

Whiskey-Lemonade-FoodieCrush

Ingredients

1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup water
1-2 stems of your favorite herb (basil, rosemary, lavendar or mint) with a few leaves reserved for garnish
1/4 cup lemonade
1 shot good whiskey
1/4 cup soda
fresh lemon slices to garnish

Instructions

In a small saucepan, bring water and honey to a boil. Reduce heat, add an herbal sprig and simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Let cool.
Fill a short glass with ice and add one shot of whiskey. Add lemonade, soda and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of honey simple syrup or to taste. Add reserved herb and lemon garnish and serve.

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The Bee’s Knees
Makes 1 drink

•3/4 ounce organic lemon juice
•3/4 ounce honey syrup
•2 ounces. Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength or other overproof London-style gin

Instructions: Place ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add large ice cubes and shake for 10 to 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Note: To make the honey syrup, stir together equal amounts honey and hot water. Chill. The syrup will keep refrigerated for several weeks.

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