From Our Easy Recipes File: The Good Day Honeybee Cocktail
Recently we spent an evening of adventure with our friends at Wild Turkey. Not only did we escape some zombies, we also tried their new American Honey Sting Bourbon, sweetened with their signature honey and citrus flavors, and spiced up thanks to ghost pepper.
Ghost peppers are some of the world’s hottest chiles, falling just below the top of the Scoville Scale, or standard heat index for chile peppers. Think habaneros are hot? They max out at 100,000 units on the Scoville Scale, while ghost peppers can be anywhere from 855,000-2,199,999 Scoville heat units!
This might sound pretty intimidating, but the sweetness of American Honey’s bourbon strikes an excellent balance with the heat. Even those with low heat tolerance should be able to handle this bourbon, since the honey and citrus are the forward flavors and the kick comes in the finish.
Such an alcohol deserves more than just the usual treatment; it deserves ingredients that can truly match it punch for punch. What packs a bolder punch than coffee? Instead of typically hot, sticky sweet cups of booze-laced comfort, we opt for some cold brew concentrate.
The sharpness of the coffee is tempered by the bourbon’s sweetness and the mellow, nutty splash of coconut water. To marry everything together, a few dashes of Angostura bitters evens things out. Bartenders don’t think of bitters as spice for cocktails for nothing!
Good Day Honeybee Cocktail
Makes 1 drink
- • 2 oz cold brew concentrate
• 2 oz American Honey Sting
• 1.5 oz unflavored, unsweetened coconut water
• 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Tip: Click here to get the details on making some cold brew concentrate coffee.
1. Pour all ingredients over ice and stir to combine.
American Honey Sting is limited edition, so go snag a bottle while you still can. American Honey touts itself as being “bad news for boring”, and with this addition to your home bar your cocktails will certainly be anything but boring!
Readers – Are you a Wild Turkey fan? What is your favorite bourbon cocktail?
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Heather is a midwesterner living in Los Angeles and enjoys concocting weird flavor combinations and exploring delicious ethnic foods. She blogs at foodforfunandpleasure and knows her way around the spice cabinet like nobody’s business.