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Thirsty Thursday Cocktails You’ll Love; First Edition

Not all cocktails have to be packed with calories and refined sugar to be flavoursome. With World Cocktail Day approaching on 13th May (best day ever!) Honey Tradition has created a range of recipes that are packed with flavour and natural ingredients.

Tasty, guilt-free(ish) and incredibly moreish, they’ve also included an alcohol-free option for dry days.

Thirsty Thursday Cocktails – Summer Strawberry Fizz

Is there anything more summery than an explosion of juicy strawberries on your palate? This summer strawberry fizz is so refreshing and a beautiful colour too! Thanks to the natural ingredients that burst with flavour, it’s tasty while low in calories. However, if you’re celebrating or just feeling particularly fancy, add a dash of prosecco, cava or champagne.

Serves 1. Prep time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

1. To make your honey into honey syrup mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of warm (but not hot!) water and stir until dissolved.

2. Muddle the strawberries and basil leaves in the base of a cocktail shaker. Add the lemon juice, vodka, and 30ml of the honey syrup.

3. Fill the shaker with ice, shake, and strain into a coupe glass.

4. Top with soda water and garnish with a Basil leaf and strawberry.

Thirsty Thursday Cocktails – Fiery Honey Ginger Margarita 

This fiery twist on the classic mojito aids digestion, perfect after a heavy barbecue! The sweet honey contrasts zesty, tangy limes and the chilli kick. Be sparing with the chilli salt – only a little is needed for a kick. The best thing? It’s low calorie too!

Serves 1. Prep time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

Method

1. To make your honey into honey syrup mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of warm (but not hot!) water and stir until dissolved.

2. Mix salt and chili flakes together on a plate. Run a lime wedge round half the edge of an old fashion glass and roll in the salt chili mix.

3. Slice the ginger into thin slices and add into a shaker along with the limes. Muddle together allowing the limes to release their oils and juice.

4. Add in the honey syrup and tequila, along with some ice. Shake well. Pour over ice into prepared glass. Garnish with lime. 

Thirsty Thursday Cocktails – Blueberry and Honey Virgin Mojito (alcohol-free)

We all need a dry day now and again, or perhaps you’re the designated driver… Whatever the reason, this blueberry and honey virgin mojito is so tasty you won’t even miss the alcohol. The mint leaves are refreshing and cleansing and the sweetness of the blueberries and honey mean no sugar is required – offering a healthy soda alternative. Of course, there’s always the option to add a measure of gin…

Serves 1. Prep time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

Method

1. Place your blueberries, lime wedges and mint into a shaker. Muddle together so all the juice and oils from the lime are released.

2. Add the honey syrup and shake with ice (two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of warm (but not hot!) water stirred until dissolved.

3. Strain into a glass over crushed ice, top with Soda water. 

4. Garnish with blueberries and a sprig of mint. 

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