Manuka Honey Cocktails to enjoy this summer

Manuka Honey Cocktails to enjoy this summer

Come rain or shine this summer it's always fun to mix your own refreshing drinks... and our cocktails and mocktails are not only bursting with fruity goodness, but also a great way to enjoy your daily Manuka Honey.

Why add Manuka Honey?

The now world-famous Manuka Honey is made by bees who collect nectar from the Manuka bush, a historically-rich wild shrub that grows widely across New Zealand but flowers for only a few weeks a year.

Every pot of our Manuka Honey is harvested and packed in New Zealand and certified by the NZ Government as genuine.

1. Honeymoon High
1 single measure gin
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
250ml sparkling water
1 tbsp Manuka honey
Mint and cucumber to garnish

Manuka Honey Cocktails

First squeeze the lemons. Then mix the lemon juice and Manuka honey together until thoroughly combined. Add the sparkling water and gin, and briskly stir. Pour over ice. Finally garnish with mint and cucumber to serve.

2. Cranberry Crush
1 single measure vodka
250ml cranberry juice
1 tbsp Manuka honey
Fresh cranberries and rosemary to garnish

Manuka Honey & Cranberry Cocktail

Mix the vodka, Manuka honey and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill a glass with ice and pour the mixture over it and simply garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary to serve.

3. Rum Remix
1 single measure Kahlúa
2 tbsp Manuka honey
30g double cream
250ml milk
Crushed honeycomb and poppy or black sesame seeds to garnish.

Manuka Honey & Rum Cocktail

This is a particular favourite of ours! In a shaker, combine Kahlúa, Manuka honey, double cream and the 250ml of cow’s milk. Shake vigorously until mixed (or your arms hurt!) Pour over ice. And finally don’t forget to sprinkle on the crushed honeycomb and your seeds of choice to serve.

4. Grapefruit Grace
150ml grapefruit juice
100ml orange juice
1 tbsp Manuka honey
1 lemon, juiced
Splash of Grenadine
Grapefruit slices and mint to garnish

Manuka Honey Summer Drinks

First stir the juices, grapefruit, orange, lemon and a splash of grenadine. Add the delicious Manuka honey and mix in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice. Garnish with grapefruit slices and mint to serve.

5. Summer Smoothberry
150g strawberries
50g of raspberries
250ml cow’s milk
2 tbsp Manuka honey
Mint, oats and extra raspberries to garnish

Put the strawberries, raspberries, milk, Manuka honey and ice in a blender. Judge whether the mixture is too thick, and if so, add more milk or water. Pour the smoothie into a mason jar. And garnish with whole raspberries, mint and a small sprinkling of oats to serve. Drink with paper or metal straws.

We’d love to see your Summer Drink creations, send us a photo and we’ll post some on our Facebook page.

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