Ageists, step to the side - who says that an old banana can't be the sweetest thing you've ever put in your mouth? With a luxe combination of bananas, butter, brown sugar and booze, this recipe proves the naysayers wrong. Dead wrong.
Cass’ Honey Badger
Accept No Substitutes
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.