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Salted Honey Pull-Apart Biscuits

Don’t own a biscuit cutter? Use things at hand! A small drinking glass or jar works great. 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, very cold and divided2 tablespoons Bees Knees Salted Honey, divided2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour4 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 1/4 cups buttermilkHeat oven to 350°F. Cut 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons butter into 1/2-inch cubes and place in freezer. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon honey in a small saucepan over low heat. Grease bottom and sides of a 12-inch cast iron skillet with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add butter cubes and pinch with fingers to make a sandy dough with pea- sized chunks. Add...

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Spicy Maple Sage Daiquiri

This is the cocktail you didn't know you needed. Most people have only had overly sweet, blender whirring, chain-restaurant daiquiris. This is not that! A simple combination of rum, lime, and sweetener (in this case, maple syrup) makes for a light and delicious drink. The added woodsy notes of sage and warm heat of Trees Knees Spicy Maple round this out into one complex cocktail.  3 sage leaves2 ounces light rum1 ounce lime juice1 ounce Trees Knees Spicy MapleSet aside one sage leaf for garnish. Tear other two and add to a cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients plus plenty of ice. Shake vigorously until frosty. Strain into rocks glass filled with more ice.Place remaining sage leaf in your palm and slap once,...

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Spicy Honey Margarita

No need for triple sec here—the honey does all the sweetening for you. And with that sugary coating out of the picture, your tongue gets a full tour of what we're really here for: tequila and lime. (If you still miss that orange note, add a splash of orange bitters or a twist of a peel to finish!) Before you begin, you'll need to make a honey syrup. Add equal parts Bees Knees and hot water to a pot and whisk over low heat until you have one smooth liquid. This recipe makes one drink, but the ratio remains the same to batch for a group. (Skip the shaking and serve over ice instead.) Just grab a pitcher and a...

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Maple Iced Coffee

As far as we're concerned, this is the final word in iced coffee. A fairly unappreciated sweetener, maple syrup adds a round complexity to balance the acidic coffee. Add in the slow burn of Trees Knees Spicy Maple, warming spice of Cinnamon Maple or Gingerbread Maple, or extra punch of Coffee Maple and you'll have the kick you need to get your day rolling. Iced coffee—brewed coffee cooled down and poured over ice—is great in a pinch. But we love the mellow smoothness of cold brew coffee, a much longer, but ultimately more rewarding, experience. There are some excellent cold brew concentrates on the market—we're partial to the ones made by our friends at Grady's and Stumptown. But making a batch at home is about as easy...

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Grilled Watermelon Salad with Spicy Honey

2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 quarter seedless watermelon3 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon sherry vinegar1 teaspoon Bees Knees Spicy Honey, plus more for serving2 radishes, thinly sliced10 mint leaves, roughly choppedFlaky sea salt for garnishBrush grill with vegetable oil and preheat on high heat.Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise, then slice into triangles about ½” inch thick. Brush one side with olive oil and lay on prepared grill. Cover and grill for 5 to 7 minutes until lightly charred.In a small bowl, stir together sherry vinegar and honey. Add radishes and toss to coat. Lay grilled watermelon on a large platter and top with radishes, mint, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Finish with a good drizzle of Bees Knees Spicy Honey....

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