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Were you going to scroll past this whiskey recipe? ⁠⁠Do you not enjoy whiskey? Does the thought of drinking whiskey keep you from enjoying a cocktail night with friends? You are not alone, but this Queen Bee knows exactly what you need! To chase your whiskey distaste away, try Little Bit Whiskey. Side effects may include a newfound appreciation (dare I say love) for whiskey-based cocktails! ⁠⁠

All jokes aside, if you’re a little apprehensive about trying whiskey or just trying to ease into bolder spirits, this is a great recipe to test out. It’s citrusy and sweet, while still giving the whiskey’s complex flavors a chance to shine.⁠⁠ The pomegranate juice⁠⁠, honey, and lime provide just enough cover from what can sometimes be perceived as a harsh spirit, but they also compliment the flavors in a good whiskey as well.


Step 1: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

I chose to sweeten this libation with honey rather than simple syrup. One common issue that comes with using honey as an ingredient is it often doesn’t fully dissolve into your cocktail while shaking. One simple way to solve this is to use honey syrup.

To make honey syrup:

  1. Combine 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water in a sauce pan.
  2. Stir it over medium heat until the honey is dissolved.
  3. Transfer to a jar and let cool.

Step 2: Shake until chilled.

When should you stir a cocktail and when should you shake? Well, when you shake a cocktail, not only does it dilute your final product– it changes its texture. When you stir– you’re simply chills and dilutes your drink. So, it all comes down to what your ingredients are. For example a drink with egg white will need a shake to create foam.

A good rule of thumb to follow– if your cocktail is clear, stir. If it’s cloudy, shake.


Step 3: Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

I created this cocktail recipe because I wanted to make whiskey just a little more approachable for the whiskey-haters in my life; to bring them into the whiskey-loving fold if you will. And so far it’s proven successful for me. So, shake one of these delicious drinks up for the whiskey averse people in your life and be sure to let me know if it wins them over!

Little Bit Whiskey




  1. Step 1 – Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Step 2 – Shake until chilled.
  3. Step 3 – Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

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