Infused Honey

By Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm
November 2, 2015
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Author Notes: Give this to someone and they'll love (or really, really like) you forever. My favorite combinations are ginger-mint, lavender-vanilla bean, rosemary-lemon zest, cardamom-vanilla bean, and chile for a DIY Mike's Hot Honey. The more herbs/spices/etc. you use, the stronger the flavor will be. Experiment! Make multiple jars! Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Makes: 1 cup

  • Herb sprigs (like rosemary), a couple tablespoons dried herbs (like lavender), fresh herbs (like mint), vanilla bean, peeled ginger root, halved hot chile peppers, lemon zest, a tablespoon of cardamom pods
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mild honey
  1. Place the herbs, spices, etc. in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and pour the honey overtop. Once you've poured half the honey, stop and give the mixture a stir with a wooden skewer or chopstick, then continue pouring the rest of the honey.
  2. Cover the jar with its lid and allow to sit for 7-14 days. The longer the honey sits, the stronger the flavor will be.
  3. When it's all infused, strain the honey into a clean glass jar. Gift or hoard for yourself—no one will judge.

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