Neighborhood Buzz: Bee Sting Cocktail Recipe

It's Labor Day weekend and that's cause for a neighborhood gathering to get your buzz on! Want to impress your neighbors? Try this garden to table (or should we say: bee hive to table) recipe using your own honey. Don't have your own bee hive just yet? Swing by GSCO and pick up a jar of our sweet stuff! 

Bee Sting

1.5 oz Svedka Jalapeno Grapefruit
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz orange blossom honey water *
Splash of grapefruit juice
Garnish with a grapefruit or lemon slice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into an iced cup. Garnish with grapefruit or lemon slice.

* Honey Water: Use 2 parts honey to 1 part HOT water. Stir mixture until dissolved. Keep refrigerated in a squeeze bottle or on ice.

Recipe from Omni Hotels & Resorts.


Interested in keeping bees so that you can use your own honey in your next garden cocktail? Join GSCO owner, Keith Ramsey, as he demonstrates how to open a bee hive on Saturday, September 10 from 1-2pm. This hive opening is part of a day-long garden tour, promoting pollination, sponsored by the Bee Better non-profit.  The hive opening is free at Garden Supply Company.  Tickets to the garden tour ($10) can be purchased at