Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail

by Carol Kicinski on May 23, 2016

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Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail

When I entertain, especially for a smaller gathering like brunch or a dinner party, I prefer to have one signature cocktail, such as this Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail, rather than setting up a whole bar.

This pretty little cocktail is fun and fresh and perfect for spring and summer meals.

I start off by making a thick blueberry and honey concoction, almost like a quick jam. It adds great flavor, a lovely color, and just the right amount of sweetness to this drink. All you need to do is boil blueberries and organic honey together with a few sprigs of fresh thyme until it gets nice and thick. I like Wholesome! organic honey, as the floral accents work so well with the thyme and lemon.

You can make the honey blueberry mixture up to a week ahead of time – just store, covered, in the fridge.

This recipe makes 1 good sized cocktail. You can double, triple, quadruple … the recipe. Put about a half teaspoon of the blueberry honey in the bottom of each glass, shake more blueberry honey, lemon juice, and vodka together in a large shaker with ice, distribute in your glasses, and top off with some prosecco. I think the drink looks so pretty in those old fashioned champagne coupe glasses but flutes or even wine glasses work great too. And I love to garnish the drink with just a few sprigs of thyme – it looks so fresh and is just a little unexpected!



Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail


2 tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon blueberry honey, use divided (recipe follows)
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces gluten free vodka
2 -3 ounces cold prosecco
2 -3 fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish


Place ½ teaspoon of the blueberry honey in the bottom of the glass.

In a cocktail shaker (or even a mason jar!) filled with ice, add the remaining 2 tablespoons blueberry honey, lemon juice, and vodka. Shake until cold.

Pour into the glass and top off with a little prosecco. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.


A gluten free Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail recipe that makes 1 large cocktail.

Blueberry Honey Recipe


1 cup blueberries
1 cup Wholesome! organic honey
1 cup water
4 fresh thyme sprigs (about 3 inches long)


Combine all the ingredients in a deep saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let boil, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until the mixture has reduced in size by at least half and is the consistency of syrup. Mixture will thicken more as it cools. Strain the mixture into a bowl and let cool. When cooled, refrigerate until cold.

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Laura May 24, 2016 at 10:10 pm

Noticed there are no Blueberries listed as ingredients in the Blueberry Honey Recipe.
How many Blueberries go into it? And do you chop or crush them before you put them on the boil?


Carol Kicinski May 25, 2016 at 9:42 am

Hi Laura, Woops! You’re right. I forgot to include them in the honey recipe. I added them now. :) Thanks for noticing!


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