Arizona Honeybee Festival

Join us for the annual Arizona Honeybee Festival this weekend,
November 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agave Farms

The Honeybee Festival is a wonderful local family event as well as educational. Come join in the fun with musical entertainment, demonstrations, kids activities and food trucks.  Stop by our booth to taste our local honeys and our seasonal favorite, Creamed Pumpkin Spice.

The holiday season is full of entertaining, so I’d like to share a quick and tasty cocktail. There are a variety of different flavors of honey depending on where each hive is located in the valley. My favorite honey for using in cocktails is our Killer Bee honey. This light, extremely sweet honey doesn’t over-power the cocktail, but gives it a fresh and naturally sweet flavor.  Easily make these ahead of time so you can enjoy your holiday party!

Whiskey Peach Smash with Local Honey

Muddle the herbs and lemon wedge, then add the jam, honey, and spirit and stir.

Add ice and shake hard for 5 to 10 seconds, depending on the size of your ice.

Strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice.

Garnish with more mint.

 

Makes 1 cocktail

Adapted from Food52

Have you tried this recipe? Let us know how it turned out.  We are always looking for new and exciting ways to use our local honey, so any feedback is appreciated.  We look forward to hearing from our readers; if you have a favorite recipe to share, please include any suggestions in the section below. 

Life is sweet when there’s honey to eat.

Lisa Hamilton

for Absolutely Delightful AZ Honey

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