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cap, captain miss america

So, man, it’s been almost a week and I haven’t told you all about the new addition to my family!

The bees are so friendly and happy! I love having them in the garden! They buzz around all day working hard and then they sleep at night and when you open the hive, the honey smells like cinnamon!

We will have honey in September! In the meantime, we still have honey from the people who gave us the bees!

I used the honey to make three cocktails this weekend! Here they are!

1) Ginger Bee

Ingredients for Two Cocktails
6 oz Pyrat XO Reserve Rum
1/2 oz honey
1 oz Cointreau
Ten leaves Cinnamon Basil plus two sprigs of flowers for garnish
1-2 oz candied ginger chunks plus two chunks for garnish

Add honey, ginger and basil to shaker with ice and muddle well
Add rum and cointreau, shake
Pour into two chilled cocktail glasses, add basil sprigs and ginger

2) Bee Leg Fizz

(This is a variation on a Bootleg Fizz, but with bees! And de-highballed!)

Ingredients for Two Cocktails

6 oz Greylock Gin
Juice from one Meyer Lemon
1/4 cup chopped lavender plus two sprigs lavender for garnish
1/2 oz honey
1/2 oz lavender syrup
1/4 cup stiffly whipped egg whites

Add honey, syrup, lemon juice, and lavender to shaker with ice, muddle
Add gin and egg white, shake like crazy
Pour into two chilled cocktail glasses, garnish with lavender sprigs.

3) Spicy Bee

Ingredients for 2 drinks
6 oz Dogfish Head Jin
1/4 cup fresh chopped mint, plus two sprigs for garnish
1/2 oz honey
1/2 oz dry vermouth
6 rings oil-packed deep fried hot peppers, plus 2 for garnish

Add mint, honey, and peppers to shaker with ice and muddle
Add gin and vermouth, shake
Pour into chilled cocktail glasses, add mint and pepper garnish

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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They look so fuzzy! And buzzy!

I want to cuddle them.

It's a good idea. Maybe they'll make a good playmate for my cat :3

My cat keeps trying to eat them! We had to lock her out of the garden.

That's not very friendly of her. Our dog used to eat wasps, but only because they liked to hide in the apples that fell off our tree.

It's like I made our intersection comic into real life! Bees and cocktails together!

Hurray, bees! I'd love to keep a hive. Jon actually grew up keeping bees and chickens and I think he misses having them around.

Wow that's amazing! When I was a kid I used to be terrified of bees until my mum took me to a bee farm to try cure me of it, and since then i've often wanted to try keep bees just to see if I can mentally do it without freezing/screaming/running, lol, and because I rather like bees and honey. What's it like, being a beekeeper? Difficult? Been stung at all?

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