Honey Bee CocktailIn honor of August 15th, National Honey Bee Day, our newest hotel, Sonesta Bee Cave Austin is featuring “The Honey Bee,” a perfectly refreshing summer cocktail to sip on a long hot day. National Honey Bee Day was started to build awareness of the contributions honey bees have on our world. To learn more or to get involved, visit the National Honey Bee Day website. If you find yourself in the Austin area over National Honey Bee Day – you could check out the Tour de Hives to tour the bee yards of Austin, Texas and get a taste of the art of beekeeping!

If you can’t make it to Texas, the Liquid Artists at Bee Cave have shared the cocktail recipe below for you to enjoy at home. We encourage you to see what activities and educational opportunities might be happening around your community for this buzz worthy day.

The Honey Bee

2 oz. Tito’s Vodka
1 oz. St. Germain
1 Lemon
1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup

In a shaker, measure in Tito’s vodka, 1/2 oz. honey simple syrup and St. Germain. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice, fill with ice, then cap and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Use your remaining honey simple syrup to lightly pour in a circular motion directly on to the rim of the glass.