Bee's Knees

 

Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day, and to get in the spirit, we're starting off the weekend with this honey-sweetened cocktail.

Earth Day is about celebrating and bringing awareness to our planet as a whole, not just the air and the water, but also the birds and the bees.

Did you know that honeybees are responsible for pollinating an estimated 70% of the world's highest yield food crops? That accounts for 90% of the world's nutrition.

However, over the past 10 years, beekeepers have reported an annual hive loss of 30% or higher. This unsustainable rate of loss would be detrimental to the world's food supply and global nutrition.

Save the bees and save the planet by bringing awareness to the cause and supporting ecological agriculture.

At Sid Wainer & Son, we care about our environment and are committed to environmentally friendly practices. We do everything in our power to protect the environment and support the community in which we operate.

To learn more about our commitment to sustainability, check back tomorrow for our Earth Day post!

 
 

Bee's Knees

 

ingredients


For Tangerine-Thyme Gastrique:

1 C Jansal Valley® Tangerine Honey

1 C Domaine de Provence® Sherry Vinegar

¼ oz Fresh Thyme / leaves picked

 

For Cocktail:

2 oz Gin of Choice / we prefer a more floral gin with this cocktail

¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

½ oz Tangerine-Thyme Gastrique / recipe included

Lemon Wheel / as garnish

 

method


To make the Tangerine-Thyme Gastrique, in a small sauce pot combine honey, sherry vinegar, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a light simmer, then remove from heat, allowing the thyme to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the mixture and store in an air tight container.

To make the cocktail, in a cocktail shaker combine gin, lemon juice, and gastrique. Add ice to fill the shaker, shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
 

 
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