Don’t Worry Bee Happy

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Claire of Catskill Provisions makes this cocktail with her extraordinary honey infused rye whiskey. Just add ½ teaspoon of honey in case you can’t find a bottle. Of course, I also used her raw honey and her Grade A maple syrup in this recipe, both of which I’m never without. Actually I’m never without her honey whiskey either but I need to slow down on my intake of that particular product! One of the guiding philosophies behind Catskill Provisions is to bring business to areas of New York State that really need it. Every stage of every product, from the growing of the wheat to the jarring of the honey is all done in New York State. She epitomizes the local food movement.


Don’t Worry Bee Happy 

From Recipes from Many Kitchens

Makes 1-2 drinks

2 ounces (60ml) rye whiskey
1 ounce (30ml) St. Germain elderflower liqueur
2 tablespoons (30ml) of lemon juice
½ teaspoon honey
1 dash of maple syrup
Lemon rind for garnish


Mix all ingredients in a shaker and serve in an up-glass or over ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon. You can multiply the amounts and serve from a large pitcher if you’re making for a party.

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