Cass’ Honey Badger

Honey Badger Cocktail - Dirty Girls Kitchen

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In this vast world of pleasures and giggles, there is not a soul I love more than Eve Rillette.  She is brilliant, hilarious and so cutting with her wit, I never have to sharpen my knives.  But occasionally, nay seldom, she comes up with an idea so dumb, I have to debate docking her a few points of street cred.  When I mentioned wanting to make a drink called “The Honey Badger” based on my love of Randall’s video about the same, Eve took it as a challenge.  And though that wasn’t the intention, I picked up the towel, ready to mop the floor with that bitch.  Dirty girls ALWAYS thrown down.

I didn’t want to mess around with mine – if the drink has honey in its name, you’ve got to lead with that.  Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon is the star of the fucking show here – if you haven’t had the stuff yet, do yourself a favor and sip some ASAP.  It’ll warm you up in all the right places – yeah, THOSE places.  Fresh lemon juice, ginger ale, orange zest and a spring of mint are the supporting cast, forming a drink that tastes a little like a delicate Old Fashioned.  I made this for friends the other night and we killed a bottle of bourbon in a hot minute, only left to bask in the afterglow of the glorious, ever-so-true, one and only Honey Badger.  Bottoms up!

Cassandra’s Honey Badger

4 oz. of Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon (can substitute Seagrams 7 Honey)
4 oz. of ginger ale
juice of half a lemon
1 in. piece of orange peel
sprig of mint

Fill a shaker with ice.  Add the bourbon, ginger ale and fresh lemon juice. Twist the orange peel into the shaker to release a little of the orange essence and then toss the thing into the mix.  Put the top on the shaker and wiggle-wiggle-wiggle until the goodness is well combined.  Pour the drink into a rocks glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.  Sip and bask in the glow of the glorious Honey Badger.

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7 Responses

  1. Warren W. Caterson says:

    I really wanted to try this for Super Bowl Sunday. Really. I did. But first I had to sample the 4-oz of Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon since it was a new libation for me. And after the first sample I had to try it again (just to be sure). Well, after sample number four (or was that six?) I decided to forgo the ginger ale, fresh lemon (which I didn't have), the orange crap and that mint thingy. Still…I give it a two thumbs up. Now…who was playing today?

    • Hahaha! I'm sure that honey badger fully approves of you just drinking straight bourbon. Don't slow down with any of that hoity toity action – sometimes you've just got to get down to business.

  2. Kitchie coo says:

    I just HAD to click on this as soon as I saw the title! I love the freaking honey badger video, it brings me so much joy. Certainly this drink would too!

  3. Eric Sondag says:

    I'd recommend a substitution: Blenheim's Extra Hot Ginger Ale. This cocktail BEGS for it.