If you like honey, sweet things, or happen to be a bee, the Sweet Honey 75 may be just what you need. It’s also easy to turn the honey volume up or down on this gin drink, depending on just how into honey are you.
You may be wondering why there are so many 75’s out there to try. For me, it boils down to opening some prosecco or champagne and not wanting to waste any of it. So into some gin drinks it goes! This recipe can be made with some honey gin, I had a bottle of Tamworth’s Apiary from New Hampshire. Barr Hill also has a lovely gin that’s similiar, which is more readily available.
Sweet Honey 75
- 1 Oz. Gin
- .5 Oz. Honey syrup
- .5 Oz. Lemon juice – optional
- Prosecco to top
- Combine your ingredietns right in your champagne glass!
- Start with gin, then add honey syrup.
- You can also add some lemon juice to smooth out the intense honey flavors.
- Top with prosecco or cava or champagne.
Mixing up the Sweet Honey 75
This bubbling gin drink certainly can be overpowering with honey, so add some lemon juice if you want to tone down the sweetness. I think the drink is more balanced with equal parts honey syrup and lemon, and just takes the alcohol content and sweetness down a bit.
You can also skip the honey syrup if your specialty gin is honey forward enough for you. Or, just use a barspoon or two to add a subtle hint of honey.
You could go the traditional way of garnishing your 75 with a lemon twist, or peel. There’s also the option of using a bit of honeycomb, if you happen to have some. Cheers!