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A Taste of Honey

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 4, 2009 7:00PM


For a digestif at Uncommon Ground Devon Saturday night we ordered a honey liqueur that paired well with the chocolate chip banana bread pudding and the whiskey gelato that topped it. Almost too well. Given that there was a slight chill in the air, that honey liqueur would have also made a nice addition to some tea or hot water, with lemon.

Turns out that Uncommon Ground has a recipe that includes honey liqueur at its Wrigleyville location. The "Cold 'N Flu Buster" incorporates honey liqueur made in-house with organic ginger infused vodka, chamomile tea, and lemon. The honey liqueur served to us at UC Devon was Bärenjäger, a German recipe that dates back to the 15th Century.

We were more intrigued by making our own — we're in the middle of our annual limoncello preparation — and found a neat recipe here that we'll be trying out in the upcoming weeks for ourselves.