The flavor of raw honey is second to none. It’s sweet and rich, and carries flavor notes from the flowers the bees harvested the pollen from. While adding a spoonful of honey to your hot tea is an obvious choice, honey is wonderful in a variety of different drinks. And that’s not to mention the health benefits it brings!
Jake’s Bee Co. is located in Valencia, California, and is committed to providing the best raw honey around. We harvest pure honey from the dozens of local hives we’ve located throughout central California, which means we have a variety of flavors throughout the year. When you want the highest quality local honey, shop online from us today!
We love whipping up drinks with a bit of honey in them. Read on for ways you can liven up your thirst-quenching fun.
Who doesn’t love a smoothie to get the day started the right way? Tart berries, combined with the sweetness of honey, add a powerful punch of antioxidants and work to regulate your blood sugar throughout the morning. Add a cup of blueberries and a cup of raspberries to a blender, then put in a handful of baby spinach leaves. Next, add 1/4 cup of coconut flakes and a tablespoon of ground flax. Finally, add a tablespoon of pure honey for the perfect touch of sweetness, and blend that mixture until it’s smooth.
Hot Apple Cider
Let’s start by saying you don’t want your raw honey to be heated too high, or you’ll lose all the healthy properties. Wait until the cider has cooled a little to add it, and you’re set. On the stovetop, pour 2 cups of water into a saucepan, then toss in a cinnamon stick. While the water is heating, chop up an apple, then add it to the water, along with a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar. Bring it to a boil, stirring to infuse the liquid with the flavor from the cinnamon. When the kitchen is nice and spicy-smelling, pour the cider into a big mug. Add the honey once the mix has cooled, and drink to your heart’s content!
Despite what most think, lemonade is delicious throughout the year. This refreshing, tart drink is only amplified when lavender and honey are added to it. Start by making your favorite lemonade recipe and substituting the sugar with pure honey. This will add a delicate flavor to it. Put it in a pitcher and chill. Now, gather a few teaspoons of lavender and put the flowers in a boiling saucepan. Boil it until the water is a lovely shade of purple. Let the water cool down, then mix it with the lemonade. Do this slowly, and to taste. When it’s to your liking, pour it into pretty glasses and add a sprig of lavender to garnish it.
At Jake’s Bee Co., we are dedicated to creating the richest, most delicious-tasting local raw honey. Order pure honey online from us, and have confidence that you’re getting the best possible product. Our flavors change with the seasons, so you’ll want to check back with us often! Buy yours online from us today!