15+ BEST Honey Cocktails (Easy Recipes to Try!)

Wondering what the best honey cocktails are? From the classic Bee’s Knees cocktail, to a Hot Toddy, and more. There are so many delicious honey drinks to choose from.

Lately, I have been noticing lots of cocktails featuring honey popping up on bar menus around town. Most feature some type of citrus along with honey and are served straight up.

Perhaps bartenders are taking a cue from the Hot Toddy. A classic wintertime drink consisting of whiskey, hot water, honey and lemon and believed to cure colds.

It does make sense though. Honey is a sweetener and can function in any cocktail much like a simple syrup would.

Here are 15+ amazing honey cocktail recipes that highlight it’s rich, sweet flavor.

The BEST Honey Cocktails: The Lineup

Two Bees Knees Cocktails in coupe glasses next to honey simple syrup and bowl of lemons.
Gin, lemon juice and honey combine in this delicious Bee’s Knees cocktail. Served straight up in a martini glass. 
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Side view of paloma cocktail garnished with grapefruit wedge.
This Easy Paloma Cocktail with honey simple syrup is a refreshing, citrus cocktail made with tequilla and a splash of soda water. Serve it on the rocks with a salted rim and enjoy! 
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This delicious Hot Toddy recipe is perfect for chilly weather. Learn several variations on how to make a hot toddy – with tea, apple cider, brandy, bourbon, or rum. 
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Honey Roasted Pear Sparkling Cocktails & Mocktails! Festive cocktails recipe with simple ingredients; sparkling wine or juice, honey, spices, roasted pear.
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Honey Beer Cocktail by barrelageddad | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
This Honey Beer Cocktail is sweet, bitter, and fizzy.
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Honey Smash Bourbon Cocktail.
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Beautiful winter cocktail made with vodka (or gin), grapefruit juice, rosemary and honey.
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Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned…simply mix everything together for a cocktail that’s perfectly sweetened, spiced, and so delicious!
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Everyone loves a good Hot Toddy, but sometimes you need something cool and refreshing. That’s when you need this “Cold Toddy” recipe!
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The Spring Buzz (Chamomile, Whiskey and Honey Cocktail)
The Spring Buzz: a refreshing whiskey cocktail made with chamomile tea, elderflower liqueur, whiskey and honey. Super fast and easy!
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There’s a reason why this whiskey cocktail recipe is called the Honey Bear. Not only does this drink have honey in it but it’s served in a cute honey bear.
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This Chamomile Whiskey Cocktail is a delightfully refreshing blend of chilled chamomile tea, honey simple syrup, lemon, honey bourbon and rye whiskey.
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Honey Margarita {The Bertha Cocktail}. My go-to cocktail will always be the margarita.
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Snuggle up in front of the fire with a Whisky and Honey Smash cocktail from The Coal Shed restaurant in Brighton.
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A homemade thyme-infused fig syrup is combined with champagne and apple cider to make this Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail.
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This Rosemary & Honey Whiskey Cocktail combines your favorite rye or bourbon whiskey, bitters, and an rosemary & honey infused simple syrup.
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Two Bees Knees Cocktails in coupe glasses next to honey simple syrup and bowl of lemons.

15+ BEST Honey Cocktails

Wondering what the best honey cocktails are? There are so many delicious honey drinks to choose from. Try this delicious Bee's Knees Cocktail. It features gin, lemon juice and honey. Served straight up in a martini glass. 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


Honey Simple Syrup

Bees Knees Cocktail


Honey Simple Syrup

  • Combine water and honey in a small saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring often, until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.


  • Combine 2 ounces of the honey simple syrup, gin, lemon juice and orange juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a small chilled cocktail glass and serve.
  • Reserve remaining honey simple syrup for more cocktails.
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Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 28.6mg | Iron: 2mg

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