Get in the spirit of National Honey Month with these drink recipes

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YORK, Pa.-- As the seasons change, tastes of the season change as well.

With the summer heat cooling down, and crispness in the fall air, September is known fittingly as National Honey Month.

Nichole Biggus from Fine Wine & Good Spirits is here to share recipes for great honey-flavored cocktails.

The recipes for these drinks can be found below:

Honey Bourbon Lemonade

1 ½ oz Wild Turkey American Honey

1 ½ oz sweet and sour mix

1 ½ oz triple sec

Lemon-lime soda

Combine first three ingredients in a collins glass filled with ice. Top with lemon-lime soda, mix and serve.


Tennessee Honey Sangria

(Serves 4-6)

½ c Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

1 750 mL bottle Malbec (any full-bodied wine)

½ c pure apple juice

½ orange, sliced

1 plum, sliced

½ pear, sliced

1 cinnamon stick (optional)


Cut all fruit in equal slices and drop into the bottom of a pitcher. Add cinnamon stick(s). Pour the whole bottle of wine, Jack and apple juice over the fruit and stir. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of three hours/up to two days. Best soaked overnight before drinking. Serve cold or at room temperature.


Spiced Honey Tea

1 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

1 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

½ oz triple sec

Unsweetened iced tea

Orange slice or lemon wedge

Mix first three ingredients in a mason jar filled with ice; top with iced tea. Garnish, stir and enjoy!


The Gold Rush

(Makes 2 drinks)

3 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp boiling water

4 oz bourbon

1 ½ lemons, juiced (about 2 oz)


Pour honey into a small jar or mixing bowl. Pour in the boiling water and whisk vigorously until they form a thin syrup. Whisk in the bourbon and lemon juice. Refrigerated until ready to serve. To serve, shake vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain over a big ice cube in a rocks glass.