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This NEW FLAVOUR will liven up YOUR Espresso Martini and MUCH MORE

Hot Honey Syrup isn't a new flavour to me, but making it this way using the combination of these two syrups is...


I've been a big fan of adding a Chilli to a Honey Syrup for years. Even to a certain extent with Food. Hot or Spicy Honey Syrups are nothing new. However, in my Cocktail world, Spiced Honey Syrup is a rarity, except maybe in the odd Margarita.


Monin's Winter Spice Syrup has been a favourite of mine for a good year; I fell in love with it the first time I tried it. It takes Spice to a different dimension, and I often use it in Tiki Cocktails. It blends Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, and Chilli. For me, that addition of Chilli makes this Syrup good. When making Cocktails, I'd pair them with flavours like Vanilla as I liked the Spicy, Sweet thing. Then, one day, I found the Monin Honey Syrup and haven't looked back. It's fast become my favourite Syrup Combination. I never know what to call it though. Hot Honey Syrup. Spiced Honey. Winter Spiced Honey Syrup. Or even Honey Winter Spiced Syrup?!


As mentioned, this Syrup has fast become a great Tiki Syrup for me, but recently, I've found it much more universal to the point it works well in your classic Cocktails. The first of which is an Espresso Martini. But before we get there, How do you make the Winter Spiced Honey Syrup?



How to make the Hot Honey Syrup 

As with all our DRINKSfusion ideas, it's always up to you. However, I like to use a simple 2:1 ratio. 2 parts Monin Honey Syrup to 1 part Monin Winter Spiced. Some of you may want a 1:1 blend. Others may be a 3:1 blend. You can play with some of your favourite cocktails from there. 


Espresso Martini 

  • Glass; Martini glass of choice 
  • 50ml Rum 
  • 20ml Hot Honey Spiced Syrup 
  • 50ml Fresh Espresso
  • Add all the ingredients to a Shaker, then Shake and Double Strain into your chosen Glass
  • Garnish; Grated Chocolate 


Honey Spiced Old Fashioned 

  • Glass; Double Old Fashioned Glass 
  • 50ml Whiskey 
  • 10ml Hot Honey Spiced Syrup 
  • 2 Dashes or Aromatic Bitters 
  • Add all the ingredients Straight to a glass (or you can use a Mixing Glass), then Stir for 15-20 seconds.
  • Garnish; Frona Dried Orange


Honey Spiced Hot Chocolate 

  • (No need to add extra Flavour, but an Orange may be great)
  • Glass; Heat Proof 
  • Hot Chocolate
  • 10ml Hot Honey Syrup
  • Make your Hot Chocolate then add your Syrup to the Mug/Heatproof Glass
  • Garnish; Squirty Cream and Cinnamon Dusting


Honey Spiced Mint Julep

  • Glass; Julep Cup
  • 50ml Whiskey or Rum
  • 12-15 Mint Leaves
  • 10ml Hot Honey Syrup
  • Add the Ingredients straight into a Julep Cup, add a little Crushed Ice, Churn for 10 seconds. Then top up with more Crushed Ice
  • Garnish; Mint Sprig


Honey Spiced Mint Julep

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