YIELD: Makes 1 cocktail


1 cup – ice cubes, divided

1/2 oz. – lemon juice

1 T – clover honey, or 1 1/2 T clover honey simple syrup (see tips below)

1 oz. – yuzu juice

1/2 oz. – spirit-free gin

1 cup – ginger beer


Chill glass with 1/2 cup ice; remove once adequately chilled and discard

Combine lemon juice, clover honey, yuzu juice, and spirit-free gin in cocktail shaker

Shake with 1/2 cup remaining ice until chilling and dilution are achieved 

Fine strain into a chilled stemmed glass 

Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint leaves 


Honey simple syrup is a great way to incorporate honey into drinks with ease. 

To serve for a group of 8, use portions listed below, follow instructions for shaking, portion into glasses and invite guests to top with 1 cup ginger beer.

  • 4 oz. lemon juice
  • 8 T clover honey or 12 T clover honey syrup  
  • 8 oz. yuzu juice
  • 4 oz. spirit-free gin 

Recipe courtesy of mixologist Julia Momose, made for the National Honey Board

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