5 Summer Cocktails with Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey Grapefruit Crush

Summer is the hottest season and when the weather heats up, one perfect way to stay cool is to have refreshing cocktails that would quench your thirst. Here are 5 colorful, fresh and fruity cocktails that are perfect for summer infused with the healthy goodness of Manuka Honey.

 

Manuka Honey Lemon Mojito

Manuka Honey Melon Mojito

This is a sweet twist on a classic mojito. The fresh watermelon combines perfectly with the light sweetness of the Manuka Honey for a cooling cocktail that screams summer. 

Recipe

1.5 oz Cruzan Light rum
1 oz lime juice
0.5 oz Manuka honey 5+ water *
0.5 oz Finest Call Bar Syrup
1 oz Finest Call Watermelon puree
6 ea mint leaves
Splash of club soda
GARNISH: lime wedge + watermelon cube or ball + mint sprig

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients (except the club soda) with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced plastic cup. Garnish.

Manuka Honey Punch

 

Manuka Honey Punch

Did someone say sangria? Tropical fruit flavors blend with the natural sweetness of Manuka Honey liqueur for a smooth and flavorful punch meant for sipping poolside. Layering the Angostura bitters on top gives an ombré look to the cocktail that is reminiscent of sunset. 

Recipe

1.5 oz Jack Daniels Honey
0.5 oz Finest Call White Sangria
0.5 oz Manuka Honey Blend 5+ water
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz orange juice
Dash of Angostura bitters

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients (except the bitters) with ice and shake vigorously. Strain contents into an iced plastic cup. Garnish with lemon slice and top with bitters (should layer on top).

Manuka Honey Grapefruit Crush

Manuka Honey Grapefruit Crush

Take down the typical acidity of grapefruit with Manuka honey water for a smashing cocktail that is tantalizingly tangy.  

Recipe

1.5 oz Svedka Grapefruit vodka
0.75 oz lemon juice
1 oz Honeyland Manuka honey water*
2 lemon wedges, squeezed and dropped into the drink
Splash of grapefruit juice
GARNISH: Grapefruit slice + rosemary sprig

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an iced plastic cup and garnish.

Sweet Tennessee Highball

Sweet Tennessee Highball

Enjoy your classic highball with a sweet lemon twist. The sweetness of the whiskey is amplified by the extra dash of Lemon Twist Manuka Honey and complemented with the tartness of fresh lemon.

Recipe

1.5 oz Jack Daniels Honey
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz Lemon Twist Manuka Honey water
Splash of club soda
GARNISH: Lemon wedge

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Top with club soda and strain contents into an iced plastic cup. Drop in a lemon squeeze and serve.

Manuka Honey Grapefruit Lemonade

Manuka Honey Grapefruit Lemonade

Your typical lemonade is elevated with a touch of grapefruit and a hint of Manuka Honey. The splash of club soda adds just the right amount of fizz for ultimate refreshment. 

Recipe

1.5 oz Deep Eddy Grapefruit
1 oz New Zealand Multiflora honey water *
1 oz lemon juice
Splash of club soda
GARNISH: Grapefruit slice

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Top with club soda and pour contents into a plastic cup. Garnish with grapefruit slices.

How to Prepare Honey Water

2 parts honey to 1 part HOT water. Stir until dissolved. Keep in a squeeze bottle and refrigerate or on ice.

Recipe based on: https://www.omnihotels.com/blog/cocktails-with-honey/

 

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