Shoutout to the pollinators in the garden!
A bee’s daily collection of plant nectar and pollen allows many of our agricultural crops to create seed and fruit, with the stars of the workforce being the honeybee. They make a medicinal alternative to white sugar behind the bar: honey.
Raw honey never spoils, contains every essential nutrient needed for life, and has 30% less calories compared to white sugar. Bonus.
When combined with lavender, a powerful aromatic from the Mediterranean, the herb’s essential oils becomes less volatile and more earthy. It’s my favorite way to “take” lavender internally.
You can preserve your harvest and build your home bar with honey and fresh garden herbs.
1 cup chopped Lavender (fresh is best)
– flowers and leaves carry slightly different aromas, both are edible
1 pound raw honey
– every jar of honey has a unique collection of botanicals
Combine together and let sit for 1- 4 weeks. Lasts for years.
To make an Herbal Honey Simple Syrup: Add 1:2 honey to warm water. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove plant matter.
Mezcal Old Fashioned
– 1.5 oz mezcal
– a healthy dose of bitters
– a dollop of Lavender Honey
DIRECTIONS: Muddle honey & bitters in a rocks glass, pour mezcal over, stir to combine—add ice—stir to chill, garnish with an orange peel.
Lavender Bee’s Knees
2 oz gin
3/4 oz Herbal Honey Simple
3/4 oz lemon juice
DIRECTIONS: Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into glass & garnish with lemon twist.
2 oz whiskey, brandy, or cognac
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz Herbal Honey Simple
3/4 lemon juice
DIRECTIONS: Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into glass & garnish with orange wedge.
Try infusing honey with any of the edible herbs & flowers in your garden. To gather what’s growing on the Parcel farm, check out Jessyloo’s website: www.ParcelApothecary.com
Stop by Bottles to pick up the bottled ingredients and home bar tools you need!