The Honey Bee is a classic rum cocktail, typically served up in a martini glass. It's sometimes called the Honeysuckle and, when topped with Champagne, it’s known as the Airmail. My version takes the sting out of the stronger martini-style sip by topping it off with club soda.
This recipe starts with a honey syrup that's similar to a simple syrup, but in place of the granulated sugar, we're using honey for a touch of sweetness.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 2-3 ounces light or white rum
- 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly-squeezed
- 3 ounces club soda, chilled
- 1 lemon wedge, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, add the honey and warm water and stir until honey is dissolved. Add the rum, lemon juice and ice. Shake until well mixed and chilled.
Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with the club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!