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bourbon and honey

Recipe by
Maggie May Schill
Jacksonville, FL

Bourbon and honey is a southern classic. It was once considered a "women's drink". But in my opinion, it is just an awesome drink. I add thyme to my version because it makes the woodiness of the bourbon mellow and the honey pop. I highly suggest quality bourbon. If you are spending less that $30 for a bottle of bourbon, you quite possibly might be drinking gut-rot. Life is too short for bad whiskey. Use the good stuff. In my opinion, a fruity, floral nose, medium finish bourbon goes best with this recipe. I love Angel's Envy, 4 Roses single barrel, or Dickles in this cocktail.

method Stove Top

Ingredients For bourbon and honey

  • 4 shots
    quality bourbon (or to taste)
  • 1 c
    lemon juice
  • 4 tsp
    honey (or to taste)
  • 1 sprig
    fresh thyme

How To Make bourbon and honey

  • 1
    In a small sauce pan, combine lemon juice, honey and thyme. Bring to a boil. Remove thyme, then chill.
  • 2
    Choose a quality bourbon (NOT a Jack Daniels grade. In my opinion, life is too short for subpar whiskey.)
  • 3
    Chill two tumblers in the freezer. Divide chilled lemon juice/honey mixture between the two tumblers. Stir in 2 shots (or more?) per tumbler. Serve with a spring of thyme in the glass. Enjoy.