Sunday, November 20, 2011

Honey Badger Martini

I don't know if you've seen the Honey Badger YouTube, but you really ought to.
It makes me laugh.
"Honey Badger don't care". 
I can't help but laugh (out loud) every time I hear that. 

About a week ago, it was our daughter's 21st birthday, and we drove a very long way to have dinner and drink a Guinness with our little girl.  That same darling little girl also had some yummy things she had bought at the liquor store (21 year old novelty) for us to try.  One was Barenjager, or Honey Jagemeister.  That girl has been crazy about bees, and honey, since she was stung at the age of 9 months. 
Go figure...

Back to the drink...
Of course, I said 'no'. 
No, thank you.
I remember a certain wedding celebration many years back. 
Just say NO (shake head here...).

My daughter pressed with pleading eyes.
It was her birthday you know?
I took a very, very small sip.
Pretty dang awesome....
My mind reeling from the possibilities said, "this would be awesome with tea and lemon when you are sick!".  Her boyfriend smiled, and said "that's what she said".

So tonight, just surfing on Pinterest and I see "The Honey Badger" drink, but it didn't include Barenjager, just some fancy pants French honey liqueur and champagne. So I started thinking....
I bet I could make a pretty awesome honey martini with Barenjager!!!

Here it is....
Hey, just watch the YouTube, and limit yourself to one martini. 
Take my advice, I mean it.
Don't quote "Honey Badger don't care..." and decide to make another round, it will not serve you well.

Makes 2 martinis
2 jiggers Barenjager, honey liqueur
2 jiggers lemon vodka
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 jiggers lemon seltzer

2 shakes bitters

Add the Barenjager honey liqueur, lemon vodka, lemon juice and bitters to a martini shaker filled with ice.  Shake.  Cut the lemon peel into two strips and twist to release the oils, rub the zest around the rim of each glass, which gives it great flavor.  After rubbing the rim, throw the twist into the bottom of the glass.  Divide the the drink between two martini glasses, top with with a jigger of seltzer to the top of each martini.


1 comment:

  1. I love this! We still laugh every time we hear "Honey Badger don't care..." too!