The Hammer & Honey is my wife’s favorite cocktail by a pretty long stretch, it is just a take on the old Bee’s Knees. Sherry doesn’t like gin in the least. The secret is make a Bees Knees with Vodka, wallah “Hammer & Honey”. This is also an impossibly simple cocktail. The Honey syrup is just 3 parts Honey 2 parts filtered water. I make it a cup at at time.
It may be surprising to learn that this cocktail is in the Daiquiri Family.
Hammer & Honey
Absolute Vodka. Honey. Lemon.
Hammer & Honey
The secret is make a Bees Knees with Vodka, wallah "Hammer & Honey"
- 2 oz Absolute Vodka (if you don't have Absolute make sure it is a clean flavorless Vodka)
- 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3/4 oz Honey Syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
To make the Honey Syrup, combine 3/4 cup local honey and 1/2 cup filtered water. You can make it ahead of time.
What are Daiquiri’s?
Daiquiri’s are a very popular family of cocktails. Today the name typically implies something fruity and summery, but if we consider it a style of cocktail then by changing the ingredients it is capable of many iterations. A daiquiri is a drink leaning more towards the sour of citrus, than the other ingredients. I say leaning because, typically its true, but certainly not a hard a fast rule. One thing that is true of a well made cocktail in the daiquiri family is they require attention.
Because of the citrus forward nature of this style of cocktail it can’t just be slung together with consistent effect. As example, a gin martini is based on two liquors which are perfectly consistent. The recipe will work every time you make it. A citrus forward drink depends on the fruit, which is not as consistent.
Therefore, you may not be surprised to learn of the family members in the Daiquiri family, these are usually more careful refined cocktails. Here are a few we have made, that range from obvious to “really, that is based on a daiquiri”*