5 Honey-Infused Drinks to Get You Buzzed for the Weekend
September is National Honey Month? We'll drink to that!
Gather 'round, busy bees! After a long week of work, you’ve finally made it to the weekend – and that’s definitely a victory worth celebrating, IMO.
Since September is National Honey Month, it seems only right to unwind with a honey-infused cocktail in hand. We recommend any of these golden, buzz-worthy options.
Bourbon + Honey Cider
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An adult twist on a seasonal favorite, this honey-infused cocktail pairs bourbon and apple cider for a crisp autumn sip.
Make It: Bourbon and Honey Cider Cocktail
Honey + Citrus Mix
Prefer gin to bourbon? You'll love this honey and citrus concoction. With just a touch of lemon juice, this drink walks the line between sweet and tangy.
Make It: The Bowler Hat Cocktail
Classic Hot Toddy
Whiskey, lemon and honey combine for a drink that will keep you warm on the chilliest fall nights.
Make It: The Classic Hot Toddy
Hot Pear Concoction
If you love the classic hot toddy but want a little more spice in your life, this remix will do the trick. Pear cider, brandy, cinnamon and honey ensure that this cocktail is full of spirit.
Make It: Hot Pear Cup Cocktail
The Bees Knees
What would National Honey Month be without an ode to the bees? Follow Geoffrey Zakarian's recipe for a sophisticated, Prohibition-era cocktail.
Make It: Food Network's Bees Knees
Boozy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Hot Cocoa
A magical blending of orgeat syrup, brandy and creme de cacao ensure this warm and creamy cocktail tastes just like decadent chocolate-covered cherries. Get the recipe.
Tipsy S'mores Cocktail
What would fall be without chocolatey, gooey s'mores?! This adults-only sip combines all the goodness of the campfire classic with a soul-warming boozy kick. Toasted marshmallows add a tasty finishing touch. Get the recipe.
Hot Cherry Pie Cocktail
Cherry, vanilla and amaretto give this cocktail all the flavors of a hot-from-the-oven cherry pie. The whipped cream and pie crust crumble make it as pretty as it is tasty. Get the recipe.
Coconut Cream Pie Cocktail
When it's cold outside, warm up with this indulgent cocktail that tastes like rich coconut cream pie. Topped with toasted coconut and graham cracker crumbs, it's a boozy twist on the classic dessert. Get the recipe.
Spiced Cappucini Cocktail
Stir Old Tom gin, Licor43 and Kahlua into strong brewed coffee then top with whipped cream and freshly ground nutmeg for an after-dinner drink that's perfect to enjoy while catching up with family and friends. Get the recipe.
Mexican Hot Cocoa and Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks
Spike this traditional, pepper-infused Mexican cocoa with your favorite tequila — or even rum, coffee-flavored liqueur or whiskey — for a soul-warming sip. Get the recipe.
Spiked Hazelnut Hot Cocoa
Add a splash of hazelnut liqueur to this made-from-scratch hot cocoa recipe then top with whipped cream, chocolatey hazelnut spread and chocolate-covered cookies for a chill-busting drink that borders on being a dessert. Get the recipe.
Irish whiskey and a dollop of whipped cream are all you need to turn a cup of coffee into this cold-weather classic. This drink isn't overly rich so it pairs well with dessert yet is tasty enough to serve on its own. Get the recipe.
Warm Apple Pie Cocktail
This apple-cider-based cocktail gets its kick courtesy of Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spices and vanilla. Before serving, add a fresh cinnamon stick for an extra bit of spice. Get the recipe.
Hot Buttered Rum
Gather with friends and family around a roaring outdoor fire to enjoy this soul-soothing cocktail. Hot milk, brown sugar, dark rum and real butter give this drink its signature flavor. Get the recipe.
Toasty Hot Chocolate With a Kick
Almost a dessert in itself, this cold-weather cocktail is warm, chocolatey and creamy. For guests with a sweet tooth, it's the perfect late-night or after-dinner cocktail. Get the recipe.
Spice Up Hot Chocolate Mix
Take storebought cocoa from boring to blissfully boozy with a shot of your favorite flavored liqueur — peppermint, cinnamon and butterscotch schnapps are safe bets — or liquor, like bourbon, whiskey, tequila or vodka. Make your cup extra creamy using a combination of half and half and milk.
Classic Hot Toddy
This classic combination of whiskey, lemon and honey not only is good for what ails you but its mellow flavor is the perfect complement to rich Thanksgiving desserts. Get the recipe.