Buttered Honey

Buttered Honey is a simple and versatile way to bring texture and flavour to most classic drinks. It is an ideal match for the traditionally dry nature of Rye Whiskey & Bourbon.⁠

East Imperial buttered Honey Recipe


  • Makes Approx. 350ml
  • 200g Honey ( clover or runny works the best)
  • 120g Hot Tap Water
  • 30g Unsalted Butter
  • Zest of 1/2 a Lime
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a saucepan, Bring all ingredients, except the lime zest, to a simmer whilst stirring
  2. Once brought to a simmer, turn off the heat and add lime peels. Leave to cool for 20 mins.
  3. Once cool, strain honey through cloth. Funnel into a bottle, label and chill.

Serving Suggestions

  • Use 5-10mls to sweeten sodas and coffees
  • Use dashes to bring texture to your favourite straight up drinks e.g. Old Fashioneds, Manhattans
  • Use in the place of sugar or sweetener in classic Cocktails like Margaritas or Daiquiri’s

Cocktail Suggestion

40ml Blanco Tequila , dash of Angostura Bitters, 5ml Buttered Honey, 150ml East Imperial Yuzu Lemonade - garnished with an orange zest & fresh ginger