The Wise Beekeeper (Honey Gin and Elderflower Cocktail)

by Ian Wickman
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The Wise Beekeeper (Honey Gin and Elderflower Cocktail)

A delicious gin infused with a bit of honey, a nice treat to use in cocktails, paired with some St. Germain and sage this is a tart, floral, and slightly botanical! A summer sipper for sure!
Keyword honey gin cocktail
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Ian Wickman


  • 2 oz honey infused gin (I used Barr Hill Gin, could just add a little honey to your favorite gin as well, not much but enough to flavor!)
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain (Elderflower liqueur)
  • 1 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 sprig sage


  • Add sage and gin to a shaker and muddle thoroughly. Let sit a minute.
  • Add St. Germain, lemon juice, and lime juice to the shaker.
  • Add ice to the shaker and shake thoroughly, about 15 - 20 seconds.
  • Strain and pour into a chilled coupe. Garnish with sage leaf or flower and enjoy!


I am all for any excuse to support our local bees! This gin is something that I wouldn't just go to for drinking but it adds a great honey note without being too sweet. This honey gin and elderflower cocktail expresses great floral, honey, and botanical notes but is still very tart (which I like). If you want it a bit sweeter, or you just have regular gin, you could add a 1/2 - 3/4 ounce of honey simple syrup which would come across nicely!

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1 comment

em November 4, 2023 - 8:55 pm

5 stars
this was so good! definitely very tarts but i like that. i didn’t have honey infused gin so i just mixed a teaspoon of honey in with the gin and that seemed to work!


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