Honey syrup

Honey syrup is a type of simple syrup where the sugar is replaced by honey. It can be as simply as stirring one part warm water into two parts of honey until combined. Alternatively, it can be made 1:1 with vodka in lieu of water, resulting in 20% ABV, enough for good preservation. Refrigerate for best shelf life.

Editor's note: Our thanks to Stephen (Boston Apothecary) for the vodka tip.

Some popular cocktails containing Honey syrup

  • Beekeeper's Apprentice — Amaro Sibilla, Herbal liqueur, Honey syrup, Lemon juice
  • Sacrilege — Irish whiskey, Cardamaro, Sweet vermouth, Lemon juice, Honey syrup
  • Ellen's Folly — Gin, Bianco Vermouth, Cynar, Grapefruit bitters, Meyer lemon juice, Honey syrup, Grapefruit peel
  • Directorial Debut — Old Tom Gin, Sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca, Honey syrup, Lime juice
  • Scozesse — Blended Scotch, Campari, Gin, Lime juice, Honey syrup