Bee Raw Kitchen: Honey Cocktails with Gin

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When life hands you gin, make a honey cocktail.

Even better if that gin comes from Standard Wormwood Distillery, a Brooklyn-based, small-batch distillery dedicated to experimenting with wormwood, one of the key ingredients in traditional absinthe.

We recently met the masterminds behing Standard Wormwood, and, always up for an adventure, brought some of their Wormwood Gin back to the office.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Entertaining, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

Raw Honey Spotlight: North Carolina Sourwood Honey

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Deep in the foothills of Appalachia, when weather conditions are just right, honeybees make one of the rarest of American treasures: North Carolina Sourwood Honey. We love it not just because it’s rare, but because it takes the honey tasting experience to new heights, with unmatched complexity and pairing potential. Sourwood has mythic status, thrilling connoisseurs and winning international awards all while singing the sweet song of the American South.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

Raw Honey Spotlight: California Wild Black Sage Honey

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California honey or liquid sunshine? Whatever you call it, the West Coast has it, made by bees living the good life. And right in the center of of the state, tucked in the San Joaquin Valley between coastal ranges and the Sierra Nevada, happy honeybees produce one of our all-time favorites: California Wild Black Sage Honey.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

Varietal Spotlight: New York Basswood Honey

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New York Basswood Honey doesn’t reveal its secrets all in one go. To taste this varietal is to experience conflicting flavor notes all at once: delicate and biting, warm and cooling, clean and perfume-like. The rewards grow with every bite, eventually revealing a subtle floral character that lends itself to a wide range of pairings. Mild-mannered maybe, but never boring.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

Varietal Spotlight: Maine Blueberry Honey

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To taste Maine Blueberry Honey is to take a step into the forests of New England. With a full, well-rounded flavor that reveals rich earthy components, this varietal finishes on a playful, buttery-sweet note.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

How We Picnic: Our Top 5 Tips for Outdoor Eating

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It's picnic time in America. With the sun shining high and long in the sky and the weather driving us outside, we're here to share our tips for outdoor eating.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Beeswax, Entertaining, Tips and Tricks, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

Sweeten Your Bar Game: Announcing Our Honey Cocktail eBook

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Announcing our new eBook, Sweeten Your Bar Game: The Bee Raw Guide to Honey Cocktails. Download it free and learn to create crowd-pleasing honey cocktails.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Tips and Tricks, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

7 Hacks to Bring Summer Entertaining from “Summer Steam” to “Al Fresco”

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Summer should be easy. It's a time for easy reading, easy clothing and all-around easy living. With the bounty of the earth at its greatest, it's also time to share in the joy of good food, al fresco. We like to entertain as simply as possible without sacrificing deliciousness, and you can too. Check out our tips for easy summer entertaining, and raise a glass, and a plate, to family, friends and summer fun.

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Topics: Raw Honey, Entertaining, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

Summer Sipping: Our Top 5 Honey Cocktails for the Season

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Nothing says summer like an afternoon spent sipping an ice-cold cocktail in the great outdoors. No surprise—our favorites involve plenty of honey, and below we've collected the best of the best for the season. Happy Summer!

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Topics: Raw Honey, Home Chef, Honey Cocktails

The Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween is a fun excuse to have a party (not that you need one). With this festive cocktail, Halloween grows up.

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Topics: Home Chef, Honey Cocktails