Bee Sting Cocktail

Talk about one sweet and spicy buzz…

The bee sting is a martini-style cocktail with quite a little surprise. It’s yellow hue looks tangy-sweet, and it is with the honey syrup and lemon. But underneath is a nasty little sting from muddled jalapeño pepper. It’s a cocktail that’ll no doubt have you and your guests humming for more.

Bee Sting Cocktail

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons hot water
  • 1 - 2 jalapeño wheels
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Mix the honey and the hot water to create a honey syrup.
  • In a shaker, muddle the jalapeño slice and then add the tequila, the lemon juice, and two to three tablespoons of the honey syrup (opt for three if you like things sweeter).
  • Add ice and shake the cocktail vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Strain into a martini glass (or over ice in a rocks glass) and serve with a lemon twist or jalapeño wheel.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on October 30, 2020 to include new content.
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