Honey Bee Martini

by Marla on April 5, 2013 · 53 comments

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Today is Friday… this means the weekend is here.Yay! I can post a cocktail and feel great about it. I can feel great ’cause we started the week with Cowgirl Coolers and now we end it together it with delicious Honey Bee Martinis.

Do you like the name? I came up with it while I lip smacked on sticky lavender honey. Since spring is here this is a skinny drink ~ for all those skimpy clothes, cocktail sipping sunny days.

Honey Bee Martini | Lavender Honey, Lemon & Vodka Skinny Cocktail | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

The weather is flip flopping around here. Is that happening by you? One minute it’s breezy and cold, the next it’s warm blossom popping heat.

The fab news is you can enjoy a Honey Bee Martini any time at all! Cold or hot out ~ don’t matter. Dive in I say!

Honey Bee Martini | Lavender Honey, Lemon & Vodka Skinny Cocktail | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

This Essence of Lavender Honey is a true treat! I found it at my favorite Over the Moon fine foods market here in Telluride.

It adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this skinny cocktail.

Serve this cocktail for weekend brunch, also perfect for bridal & baby showers. Celebrate!

Honey Bee Martini | a Skinny Cocktail | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

If there is one thing I know it’s that honey bee’s sure do love honey.

Not sure if they like vodka…..but I am sure a sip or two might change their flight pattern a smidge…

Honey Bee Martini | a Skinny Cocktail | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

If you want a quenching honey sweetened lemonade, then don’t add the spirits.

For this martini cocktail use your favorite vodka. I used this Skinny Girl Island Coconut Vodka.…it is lovely in this drink.

Honey Bee Martini | a Skinny Cocktail | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Lay a sprig of lavender over your drink for good measure. Also add a lemon wedge.

All good to go! Enjoy…

Honey Bee Martini | a Skinny Cocktail | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

What is your favorite martini recipe?

Honey Bee Martini

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Honey Bee Martini

Honey Bee Martini

Ingredients

Method

  • Chill martini glasses. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake very well so the honey combines well. Strain into martini glasses. Garnish with lemon wedges and lavender sprigs.
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Honey Bee Lemonade (Alcohol-Free)

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Honey Bee Lemonade

Honey Bee Lemonade (Alcohol-Free)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Lavender Honey
  • 6 ounces unsweetened Coconut Water
  • Ice
  • Garnish
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Lavender Sprigs

Method

  • Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake well so the honey blends. Pour into a chilled glass & enjoy!
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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 5, 2013 at 5:38 am

That first image is perhaps one of my most favorite ones you’ve ever taken. Marla. You need to be working for magazines or something huge. Your skills blow me away every day.

Onto the actual recipe…never even knew coconut vodka was out there. Skinny style no less. Delish looking recipe!

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2 Marla April 5, 2013 at 8:53 am

Thanks so much Averie ~ I had a blast with this photo shoot. I love the lighting challenge with cocktails ~ to make them tempt & glow is a thrill! Bet you would dig the coconut vodka…you being the island girl :)

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3 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance April 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I have to agree with Averie. What beautiful pictures in this post! I don’t even like coconut vodka, but you make this look absolutely divine. And even the name of the drink makes me want to try it. :)

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4 Marla April 6, 2013 at 7:13 am

Thanks Michelle! I really did have a great time naming this drink :)

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5 Rosa April 5, 2013 at 5:40 am

A delightful cocktail!

Cheers,

Rosa

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6 Carolyn April 5, 2013 at 5:41 am

Mmmm, I do love different martinis. This one is gorgeous, pinning it!

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7 Marla April 5, 2013 at 8:53 am

Thanks for the pin Carolyn!

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8 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective April 5, 2013 at 5:45 am

Well I love coconut rum, so I’ll have to look for coconut vodka! Lovely!

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9 Marla April 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

Coconut rum is great too ~ all perfect spirits for spring & summer!

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10 Laura April 5, 2013 at 5:49 am

Marla – what a beautiful cocktail! And how appropriate for Spring. Love the lavender sprig for a garnish. Just lovely!

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11 Marla April 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

Thanks Laura ~ was tough to acquire those lavender sprigs and I am thrilled a friend gave them to me!

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12 Tieghan April 5, 2013 at 6:01 am

I am not really a drinker but the honey and the coconut together sound awesome!

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13 Marla April 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

Tieghan ~ try a version with some coconut water instead of the alcohol…

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14 Angie @ Big Bear's Wife April 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

This looks so refreshing! Love the honey and lavender together! Our weather has been crazy here too! Sleet and ice straight into sunshine and warm temps and the other way around. It’s crazy

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15 Julie @ Table for Two April 5, 2013 at 6:12 am

wow, Marla!! this is such an elegant yet easy drink to put together!! i absolutely adore it. a buzz for sure ;) but definitely not a buzzkill ;) hahaha ok, i’ll stop!

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16 Heather Christo April 5, 2013 at 6:23 am

Yessss…. This is just what I need today!! so pretty!!

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17 Marian (Sweetopia) April 5, 2013 at 7:21 am

Oh this sounds and looks like a martini I’d LOVE to try!

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18 Carol | a cup of mascarpone April 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

Yes, please. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere right now, right?!? Lovely!!!

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19 Barb | Creative Culinary April 5, 2013 at 7:59 am

This is! I made this after my daughter had a similar one at a local restaurant and begged me to recreate it. I don’t add honey but have been using a Colorado vodka I love that is infused with honey. It is so perfect isn’t it?

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20 Aimee @ Simple Bites April 5, 2013 at 8:26 am

Stunning, girl! Pinned to 3 boards. =)

SOOO glad it is Friday. I think I may try this with my Meyer Lemon infused vodka. What say you, friend??

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21 Cristina April 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

What a gorgeous cocktail…I thought I was looking at something from F&W. A pro image capture, Marla! Came across that first image on Pinterest. Was reading through and catching up on some of your posts and realized you’ve left So Cal. Hope you and your family have been well.

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22 Cookin' Canuck April 5, 2013 at 9:37 am

Absolutely beautiful, Marla! I love the simplicity of this cocktail…and it’s just so pretty to look at.

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23 Marla April 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Thanks Dara….simple flavors are always my thing. Glad you like this cocktail :)

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24 Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama April 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

I want one now… is 1pm too early to start drinking? Love the lavender honey addition. Gorgeous flavors Marla~!

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25 Marla April 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I say go for it ~ just hush that I told you so ;)

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26 Nisha April 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

i see a difference in your photography style! :)
love, LOVE all these pictures – and you always come up with amazing combinations of recipes too.

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27 Marla April 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Thanks Nisha! I really had fun shooting this cocktail!

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28 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today April 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

I like both – the name and ingredients :D

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29 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

Stunning! Love the light in these photos, Marla! This Martini sounds amazing!

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30 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Marla, absolutely stunning photography! I’ve always been weary of flavored vodkas due to artificial flavorings. I’m sold on this brand for the Island Coconut variety due to the natural flavoring. Beautiful concept for a spring or summer cocktail…love lavender honey! Thank you for sharing! Pinning…

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31 Marla April 6, 2013 at 7:15 am

Stacy, I always try to keep away from refined sugars and artificial flavorings. Great to find products that don’t have ‘em.

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32 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Such a pretty martini, your photos are gorgeous!

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33 Mommypage April 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

The honey bee martini sounds delicious. It looks like the perfect drink for a Friday night! :)

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34 Sue/the view from great island April 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I just discovered your blog, I must have been living under a rock :) I love the idea of incorporating honey into cocktails, and your photos are stunning—I just posted a Rose Cardamom cocktail today!

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35 Marla April 6, 2013 at 7:14 am

Mmmmmm. Love the idea of a rose cardamom cocktail! Thanks for sharing with me :)

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36 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I’m up for one of those beautiful martinis, pass me a glass!

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37 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm

The weather is flip-flopping here in Florida too. Shocking, huh? I’d take on your advice about making this anytime of the year. Great sip! Off to pin!!

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38 Marla April 6, 2013 at 7:17 am

Thanks so much Kiran. Hope your weather gets a bit more predictable ;)

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39 danielle April 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

Yum- I wanted to let you know that I featured this today in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – stop by and see!

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40 Marla April 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Looks great Danielle – thanks!

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41 Nutmeg Nanny April 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Oh, this looks divine! I love the sound of lavender honey.

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42 Carla @ Carlas Confections April 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Oh this one is definitely climbing to the top of my list. It looks amazing! And even better that I can drink it and not feel guilty! Woohoo!

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43 Marla April 11, 2013 at 5:21 am

Yay for no guilt eh?! Enjoy!

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44 Budala56 April 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Marla, have you tried using powdered honey instead of liquid? I know sometimes the liquid honey hardens when it hits the ice, so I found powdered honey at Savory Spice Shop (they are online too). Perhaps a tablespoon of lavender simple syrup to get the lavender flavor in there would work. I will try and let you know! You can follow the recipes I pin on my board “Luscious Libations” – this one just got pinned! http://pinterest.com/budala56/luscious-libations/

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45 Marla April 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Hi! Such a GREAT idea ~ I have never seen powdered honey, but it would be perfect for this drink….I will look for it where you recommended. Thanks for the pin, will dash over to your board now :)

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46 Lauren April 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Oh, these both sound delicious! We all like lemonade in our family, but I’ll add the vodka to mine. ;)

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47 Megan {Country Cleaver} August 9, 2013 at 7:39 am

How did I not see these until NOW?!?!? That’s it, I’m going to the store, because these clearly must be made!

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48 Amy Kelsch January 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Such a fun website and post! I am already planning a party focused around this amazing drink! ;)

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49 Marla January 30, 2014 at 7:36 am

Thank you Amy! This is such a great party cocktail. I’m curious to hear more about your party!

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