The Bee’s Kiss – National Rum Day

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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Bee's Kiss cocktail in a cocktail coupe, jigger and white bottle in back

 

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!

 

 

Honey can often times be difficult to pour and measure, and when placed in a shaker with ice, can often crystallize, making it nearly impossible to incorporate into the drink.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

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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

 

 

 

Yield: 1

The Bee's Kiss - National Rum Day

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
A fantastic rum cocktail that is creamy and smooth.

Ingredients

Bee's Kiss

  • 3/4 oz heavy cream
  • 1 oz honey simple syrup
  • ice
  • 2 oz aged rum

Honey Simple Syrup

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup honey

Instructions

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.

Cheers!

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

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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29 thoughts on “The Bee’s Kiss – National Rum Day

  1. This looks so good, I’ve never heard of honey syrup but it looks like it’s just like simple syrup but you use honey instead of sugar. I need to try this!

  2. This sounds delicious! I can’t believe I missed National Rum Day! I would love it if you would link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black – a weekly cocktail linkup!

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