To bee or not to bee: honey-based cocktails for the weekend
In recognition of World Bee Day on 20 May, which raises awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping and the important role they play in creating food security around the world.
To feed the world’s growing population, we need ever more food. Bees are renowned for their role in providing high-quality food (such as pollen, royal jelly and honey) and a variety of other products which are used in the healthcare sector (beeswax, propolis, honey bee venom).
But the work of bees entails much more – the biggest contribution of bees and other pollinators is the pollination of nearly three quarters of the plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. A third of the world’s food production depends on bees, i.e. every third spoonful of food depends on pollination.
A honey cocktail, Honey?
At Spiritz.co.za we honour their most well-known product, namely honey and its role in distilling. Using honey as alternative to sugar in balancing acidity in cocktails. Furthermore, honey adds wonderful flavours to cocktails – the choices are wide and varied. Just think of acacia, macadamia, fynbos and orange blossom honey, to name a few.
To add honey to your cocktail, either spoon it directly into the glass, or alternatively, make a honey syrup by mixing one part water with one part honey. This makes it easier to measure into a cocktail, while maintaining the viscosity of the honey.