Sparkling Bees Knees Cocktail with Caramelized Honey and Tequila
A twist on the classic bees knees cocktail. With tequila and sparkling wine, this honeyed lemon cocktail is more like a bee sting! It's strong, sweet, sour,bubbly and made in a pitcher so its easy to serve when you have guests. A dangerously good combination!
Servings 1 cocktail
FOR THE CARAMELIZED HONEY
- 1 handful fresh thyme
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup honey
FOR A SINGLE COCKTAIL
- 1 oz honey syrup
- 1 oz lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 oz tequila
- 4 oz sparkling wine
FOR A PITCHER
- 1/2 cup honey syrup
- 1/2 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 cup tequila
- 1 bottle sparking wine chilled
MAKE THE SYRUP
Add the honey, water, and thyme to a small sauce pot and bring it to a simmer over med heat. Once its simmering, turn it down a bit to medium low and simmer for 10 mins or so until the honey turns a nice golden brown caramel color. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
If it gets too thick, you may need to thin it out with a little water.
TO MAKE A SINGLE COCKTAIL
TO MAKE A PITCHER
Add the honey, lemon juice, and tequila to a pitcher and stir well. Add the sparkling wine, stir slightly to combine then pour into chilled glasses. Add some ice to your glass if you like as well.
Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg