Blushing Bee Cocktail

A refreshing and pretty-in-pink, sweet & sour drink featuring the flavor of Buzz Savories honey.
Prep Time : 20 minutes
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Servings : 1 person

Blushing Bee Cocktail

I celebrate all things green and growing in April, and toast  to Spring. I’m lifting a glass sparkling with a fresh squeeze of citrus juice and blended with  Buzz Savories local honey. I also lift myself out of my ordinary eating routine through 5 months of winter doldrums with a Spring Tonic.   

Celebrate with the Blushing Bee Cocktail or renew and refresh with the Blushing Bee tonic. Make a honey simple syrup then squeeze a fresh lemon and a lime, add a tablespoon of cranberry juice for the blush then shake with ice.  The cocktail calls for vodka. Call it a tonic or call it a cocktail, sip the Blushing Bee for the light citrus flavor and the aroma of flowering apple trees and lilacs. 

Honey syrup is the key to the refreshing flavor of this sipping aperitif. Honey takes a bow in this drink as it blends with the acid of the citrus juices to make a smooth sipping beverage, thereby acquire a local honey, like Buzz Savories Artisanal Honey, for the flavor and the quality of 100% honey.   

I advise incorporating cranberry juice for color.  I did not want to buy a quart of cranberry juice to add the “blush” to the tonic/cocktail instead I poured 2 tablespoons of cherry syrup from a bottle I saved for months in the refrigerator. The cherry syrup turned the Blushing Bee Cocktail brown!  Cranberry juice adds a rose pink to the mix. 

To double or triple the recipe, make the honey syrup a day or a week before your friends arrive.  Squeeze the citrus several hours prior to the party and refrigerate.   

The shake process takes this drink to a higher level of flavor so fill a quart jar 2/3 full of ice then pour the citrus/honey mixture over and shake, shake, shake, then strain into glasses and serve. 


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Blushing Bee Cocktail

A refreshing and pretty-in-pink, sweet & sour drink featuring the flavor of Buzz Savories honey.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Buzz Savories Honey,, cocktail, health drink
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 cocktail shaker or quart jar and a lid

What You'll Need:

  • 1 ½ oz vodka (optional)
  • ½ cup honey simple syrup (recipe below)
  • ¼ cup sweet & sour (recipe below)
  • 1 Tb cranberry juice
  • ½ cup Buzz Savories Artisanal Honey
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • Fresh mint sprig or lemon slice garnish (optional)

How To Prepare:

Honey Simple Syrup

  • Heat water in a saucepan or in microwave until it simmers. Add honey and mix. Honey melts quickly in hot water. Store at room temperature or refrigerate as desired. Lasts 4 weeks in refrigerator.

Sweet and Sour

  • Combine ½ cup Honey Simple Syrup with ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon and ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime.

Mix the Blushing Bee

  • Combine vodka (if using), and 1/2 cup sweet & sour mix and 1 Tb. cranberry juice
  • Fill a quart jar (or cocktail shaker) ⅔ full of ice then pour in the sweet and sour and cranberry mix. Shake, shake, shake with ice and strain into a large glass. Garnish (optional) with a sprig of fresh mint or a lemon slice.

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