Oh, honey! This summer, bars all around Los Angeles are buzzing with cocktails that include honey. The thick, sweet liquid made by honeybees is not only delicious but actually has some health benefits such as being rich in antioxidants. It has also been known to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
So channel that inner Queen Bee and treat yourself to one of these five honey cocktails in L.A.
Honey Sidecar at Hyde Sunset
A sweet take on a classic, Hyde’s Honey Sidecar is made with Hennessy Cognac, Cointreau, house blended honey syrup, lemon juice, orange oil and chamomile tincture.
8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; hydesunset.com; @hydesunset
Navy Grog at Lono Hollywood
In need of some aloha vibes? Head over to Lono Hollywood and drink down some Navy Grog. The seaside cocktail is made with a house rum blend, allspice dram, fresh lime, Donn’s Mix and honey.
6611 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles; lonohollywood.com; @lonohollywood
Bee’s Knees at The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen
Simple and sweet, the Bee’s Knees at Santa Monica’s The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen is made with just vodka, lemon and honey. It’s also on the happy hour menu so you can really get your money’s worth. Sometimes, less really is more.
119 Broadway, Santa Monica, California; Thecraftsmanbar.com; @thecraftsmanbar
Honey Pot at Mama Lion
Talk about haute honey. The Honey Pot at Koreatown hotspot Mama Lion is made with Beefeater gin, lemon, honey, champagne and garnished with fresh lavender. Fancy, fancy.
601 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles; Mamalion.com; @mamalionla
If You’re Drinking This, It’s Too Late at ShoreBar
“If You’re Drinking This, It’s Too Late” isn’t just a warning, it’s the name of a cocktail. This strong end of the night drink is made with Virginia Black whiskey, lemon and black pepper honey, shaken and topped with champagne. Bad decisions certainly to follow.
112 W. Channel Rd., Santa Monica, California; Shorebarsm.com; @shorebar_sm
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