Honey Rose Old Fashioned – Astor Apiaries

Honey Rose Old Fashioned

This recipe comes from www.cocktailcontessa.com, visit their website for more.


Get your taste buds ready for this delicious Honey Rose Old Fashioned. A twist to the classic cocktail recipe that includes rose tea-honey simple syrup made with our NYC Raw honey. Perfect for these hot summer nights!


  • 2 oz bourbon I used New Riff Bottled in Bond Bourbon
  • 2 dashes Bar Keep apple bitters
  • Garnish: long orange peel rolled into an orange rose and a few dried rose buds

For the Rose-Honey Simple:

Brew the rose buds in boiling water for 8 minutes like you would a tea (I used my teapot). Strain 1/2 cup of the tea into a glass measuring cup. While still hot, add 3/4 cup honey and stir well to combine. Let cool completely and keep in the fridge. It will keep for a couple of weeks, and a little longer if you add a bit of vodka to it before storing it. You can drink the remaining tea on its own, or make some of it into a rose simple syrup by adding 1/2 cup sugar to it.



  • In a mixing glass, combine rose-honey simple, bourbon and bitters. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with large cubes of ice. Garnish with the orange rose and rose buds.

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