Made this rum and cream cocktail for National Rum Day, but I think that can be everyday, right?
We had spent most of this cloudy summer day perusing through a few antique shops looking for neat bar-ware and photo props to be used in the photos for the blog when Mrs. Nom mentioned that it was National Rum Day. Of course with us being a blog that focuses a great deal on cocktails, we couldn’t let a day devoted to any good spirit go by with out a cocktail, so we whipped this one up out of a cocktail book we found while antiquing, “The Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink” which sounded like nice way to finish off our day.
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Rum and Cream
The Bee’s Kiss is a relatively simple cocktail, with only three ingredients needed, but that simplicity can hide the one little catch. The original recipe calls for the use of straight honey as the sweetener, which can sometimes be a bit hard to work with as the honey will often not dissolve into the rest of the drink, leaving the drink overly boozy and not nearly sweet enough. It play well with the rum!
Having worked with honey on a number of other cocktails, we decided to swap out the straight honey for a rich honey syrup which helped balance the drink and give it a nice sweetness. Incorporating the richness of cream and the sweet floral notes of honey with the smoothness of a nice aged rum, the Bee’s Kiss will definitely put you in the land of Milk and Honey! If you are into rum, we hope you try out our Tropical Rum Punch!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Aged Rum Cocktails
Aged Rum and Honey – Tasting Table
Rum Old Fashioned – Today.com
Rum Flip – Macheesmo
Vanilla Orange Daiquiri – Elle Talk
Dark Rum Mojito – The Weary Chef
Other Cream Cocktails
Strawberries and Cream – Liquor.com
Coffee Tequila Cream Cocktail – Honey and Birch
Vanilla Cream – Hungry Couple NYC
Cherry Almond Cream Cocktail – Celebrations at Home
Raspberry Cream Mimosa – Cooks with Cocktails
- 3/4 oz heavy cream
- 1 oz honey simple syrup
- 2 oz aged rum
Honey Simple Syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup honey
For the Bee's Kiss
Place rum, cream and honey simple syrup into a shaker and add ice.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain into a cocktail coupe.
Honey Simple Syrup
Place honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until honey and water are fully incorporated.
Allow to cool and refrigerate.
Nature Nate’s 100% Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey; 32-oz. Squeeze Bottle; Certified Gluten Free and OU Kosher Certified; Enjoy Honey’s Balanced Flavors, Wholesome Benefits and Sweet Natural Goodness
OXO Good Grips Cocktail Shaker
Luminarc Barcraft Coupe Cocktail (Set of 4), 5.5 oz, Clear
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288 Total Fat: 7.9g Saturated Fat: 4.9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 10mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 23.3g Protein: 0.5g
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