Mix up the Perfect Beverage with Honey

Posted by National Honey Board on February 22, 2016

Golden honey margarita

We love celebrating National Margarita Day in February (which has us thinking about and planning for Cinco de Mayo coming up in May) and we do so by mixing up a batch of our Golden Honey Margarita! Honey in a margarita, you ask? Why yes! Honey's versatility makes it an ideal ingredient for any beverage recipe, especially cocktails!

As an all-natural sweetener, honey simple syrup is a great base for any cocktail. As its name suggests, honey simple syrup is easy to make and store for all your beverage mixing needs! Simply heat 2 parts honey to 1 part hot water in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and cool. Store at room temperature or refrigerate as desired.

In addition to adding the perfect amount of sweetness to your favorite beverages, honey also adds depth to the most complex cocktail recipes by balancing and enhancing flavor profiles of other ingredients. Make sweet and sour a little sweeter and mask bitter tastes all with honey!

So whether you're throwing a margarita fiesta or brewing up your favorite iced tea for a backyard cookout, honey makes your beverages shine like gold!