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Happy Hour is for the bees

Irish Whiskey ambassador, Derek King, shares three honey cocktails and Powers Whiskey's mission to support local beekeepers

SEATTLE — Powers Whiskey is on a mission to protect the honey bees and other native pollinator populations playing an important role in our ecosystem.

In order to raise awareness, starting in November Powers will kick off their ‘Bee A Measure Above program’ in Seattle, encouraging local bars and restaurants to create honey cocktails using the brand's whiskey. As part of the program, they will commit a donation to Washington State Bee Keeper’s Association.

Derek King is an ambassador for the brand and will be demonstrating three honey cocktails to try at home.

Whiskey Sour

  • 2 parts Irish Whiskey
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part honey syrup (equal parts local honey and water)
  • Maraschino cherry and orange, wheel to garnish

Combine all ingredients and shake hard over ice. Strain into old fashioned glass over a large ice cube and garnish with cherry and orange.

Spiced Irish Cider

  • 2 parts Irish Whiskey
  • 6 parts mulled apple cider half bar spoon of local honey to sweeten
  • Cinnamon stick and orange wheel to garnish

In a mug, add whiskey and pour over hot, mulled apple cider. Garnish with an orange wheel and cinnamon stick.

Honey Highball

  • 2 parts POWERS Irish Whiskey
  • ½ part honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
  • 6 parts sparkling water
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon peel to garnish

In a Collins glass filled with ice, combine whiskey, lemon juice, and sparkling water. Stir to combine and serve with a lemon peel.

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