A Honey Pot for your Honey for Valentine’s Day
The beginnings of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to Saint Valentine, a third century priest in Rome, who continued to perform marriage ceremonies in secret after they were outlawed by Emperor Claudius II. Once Valentine was discovered Claudius had him executed. Total Bummer…
Another bummer is Valentine’s Day libations have come to mean sweet syrupy sugar bombs or simply a bottle of wine. Luckily, this is no longer the case thanks to Dave Whitton of Los Angeles’ “Villains Tavern.” His cocktail “The Honey Pot” is an elegant cocktail worthy of Cupid and Venus themselves.
Gin creates a lively herbaceous base for this ginger cocktail with notes of fresh citrus and a kiss of honey on the snow cone type ice rounds out the drink perfectly. After drinking it with your significant other I’m sure you can even find a use for the ice left in your empty glasses. But don’t despair the Honey Pot is for everyone. If you are flying solo, this libation would be a great accompaniment to a hot bath with candles, and steamy, sultry music. And if you are recently heart broken, enjoy drinking this while practicing a voodoo spell of revenge or new love!
Unfortunately, this Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, on which “Villians Tavern” is closed. But if you find yourself in Los Angeles on any other day of the week, go check it out. You will not be disappointed.
2 oz Gin
1/2 oz lime, lemon, fresh orange juice, ginger syrup — equal parts of all.
Shake and strain over three cracked ice cubes. Top with shaved ice, three shakes of Angostura bitters and a drizzle of Honey.
- Danielle Carroll & Courtney Rowe