The Kitchy Kitchen is the brainchild of food enthusiast and self-taught chef Claire Thomas. Thomas has amassed fame in the culinary world, as host of Food for Thought With Claire Thomas on ABC and author of The Kitchy Kitchen: New Classics for Living Deliciously. Here, Thomas will be providing original recipes every month for MyDomaine readers to experience their own Kitchy Kitchen at home.
I stumbled across this honey cocktail recipe for the Bee Sting in one of my favorite vintage cookbooks, The Gold Cookbook by Louis P. De Gouy. This drink is considered a batida, a Brazilian cocktail consisting of fruit juice, cachaça, and sweetener. I love that it’s made with three ingredients, and I love that it tastes like adult lemonade. It’s perfectly simple and so refreshing. Learn how to make the Bee Sting in four simple steps. Bottoms up!
1 1/2 oz. cachaça (or regular white rum)
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. honey
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Pop on the lid and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon.
Ready to start mixing it up? Here are the tools you'll need:
A gold cocktail shaker is the perfect way to stir up this fresh summer cocktail.
Craft your cocktail with precision using this gold jigger.
Using a strainer is essential when a recipe calls for fresh fruit juice. This ensures that no seeds or thick pulp make it into the finished product.
Presentation is everything. These gold-rimmed goblets give your drink the finishing touch it deserves.
What are your favorite no-hassle cocktails?