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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! 
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 127kcal
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

  • Add some ice to a cocktail shaker and then add all the ingredients except the sparkling wine.  Shake well and pour into a glass then top with the sparkling wine. 

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.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg