‘Honey, Bee Mine’ French 75 Cocktail

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ” 

                                                                                                     – Plato

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.”

                                                                                                                               – Sophocles

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

                                                                                                   – David Henry Thoreau

Whether you raise a glass to your loved one this February 14th, or raise a glass to yourself, take a moment to consider the love you have around you and all the love you have to give.

Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day, whatever you do, whomever you’re with!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Rob: my one and only True Love, my Honey-est Bee, my eternal Valentine.

‘Honey, Bee Mine’ French 75 Cocktail

This playful twist on the classic French 75 counts on honey in its simple syrup and a drop of rosewater. Light, feminine, luxurious and romantic, this cocktail will surely set the mood. 

makes 4

¼ C fresh Meyer lemon juice (regular lemons will do if you can’t find the sweeter, milder Meyers)

¼ C honey simple syrup – instructions below

½ C gin

Champagne or sparkling wine, well chilled

1 drop rose water – optional

Ice

paper-thin lemon slices for garnish

To make the honey simple syrup, bring to the boil: 1 cup of water and 1 cup of honey. Allow to cook 2 minutes to ensure honey is fully dissolved into the water. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Chill champagne flutes or coupes.

In a large cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the honey syrup, lemon juice, gin and rosewater (if using). Shake well. Strain into chilled glasses and top-up with chilled Champagne (or sparkling wine). Garnish with floating lemon slices. Cheers!



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