THECITY Magazine El Paso • September 2013

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September, 2013


Photos courtesy of Oliver Cohen at Aloha Honey Bee


here is nothing quite as wonderful as a mouthful of honey. Our dear friend Oliver Cohen from Aloha Honey Bee specializes in the live removal of bees on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

He then takes the bees he removes, from commercial & residential properties and makes some of the tastiest, most complex honey we have ever had. Since he gave us our first jar we have been on a sweet quest to develop recipes worthy of his gift. Last Saturday, at the farmers market we found fresh mint, crunchy celery and juicy limes and decide to try our hand at creating a cocktail that could be described as, Nectar of the Gods using some of Oliver’s honey. We used honey from Aloha Honey Bee on Kauai. We encourage you to discover different varieties of local honey in your area.

Celery Honey Mintress Cocktail with honey from Aloha Honey Bee Ingredients • 1 Cup Celery, Chopped • 4 Sprigs of Fresh Mint • 2 oz. of Gin • 1 oz. of Fresh Lime Juice • 2 Tsp. of Honey, diluted with 1 TB of warm water • Ice • Cocktail Shaker • Celery leaves for garnish Instructions

Photos courtesy of Soffia Wardy

1. Using a fresh crunchy stalk of celery, chop 1 cup of celery and set aside. Remove the celery leaves from the stalk and set aside for garnish. Separate the mint sprigs and set aside. Juice the limes and set aside 1 oz. 2. Using a cocktail shaker and muddler, muddle the mint sprigs and celery. Add 2 oz. of gin and 1 oz. of lime fresh juice and the diluted honey. 3. Add ice, shake, and serve over ice with a celery leaf.