Ginuary 6th: Honey Martini.


One for the home bar today on a lazy relaxing morning. Two things inspired this one: firstly, I had the ingredients at hand. Secondly, there have been bumblebees all over the Escallonia I was given for my birthday yesterday! Right up until I wanted to take a photo with them in the background, of course. Then they all disappeared. Never mind. They’ll be back, and I have this drink to keep me company in the meantime.

Honey Martini

  • 60ml gin (I used Poor Toms)
  • 30ml fresh lemon juice
  • 30ml orgeat syrup
  • a drop of honey

Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a chunk of honeycomb (or a strawberry if that’s all you have handy and you’ve used Poor Toms).

This is a candy cocktail! Very, very sweet—which I should have anticipated thanks to that much orgeat, but what the heck, it needs using. My boyfriend’s gonna love this one. I think if I make it again tonight I’ll half the orgeat and check it out. It’s still a beautiful drink, don’t get me wrong! It’s just a whole lotta almond that the lemon doesn’t quite cut through. Or does it? I guess playing around with the measures will help me to find out.

Thanks to @nipofcourage for posting this one some time in 2017!