Round Rock Bee Keeper Cocktail
Around the time Texas Chef Jack Allen was building the cocktail list for his new cookbook, he took a beekeeping class with his staff at Round Rock Honey Company. They loved the experience so much that he named one of his cocktails after it, using local Round Rock Honey and adding whiskey from Texas spirits company Rebecca Creek.
10 oz. Rebecca Creek Texas Spirit Whiskey
2 oz. Luxardo maraschino liqueur
6 oz. Round Rock Honey-Fig Syrup (recipe below)
4-5 dashes Bar Keep baked apple bitters or apple bitters
Sliced and speared figs and apples, for garnish
Round Rock Honey-Fig Syrup:
32 oz. water
8 oz. Round Rock Honey
1 cup figs, dried or fresh
In a saucepan, boil water and reduce heat, then add honey and figs. Let steep for 15 minutes and strain out figs; set liquid aside to cool. For the cocktail, in a small juice carafe add liquors and bitters, and stir well. Pour over ice in a 9-ounce rocks glass, garnish with speared fruit and add a straw. Serves 4-6.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Chef Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen.