Virtual Potluck Holiday Party: Barenjager Honeydew Julep

Barenjager Honeydew Julep

Barenjager Honeydew Julep

2 ounces cucumber juice
1 ounce Barenjager Honey Liqueur
1 ounce Maker's Mark bourbon
.5 ounce Midori Melon Liqueur
splash of club soda optional

Add the first four ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake to chill.  Strain into a small Manhattan cocktail glass.  Add a splash of club soda if you'd like it to have some fizz.  Garnish with honeydew and cantaloupe balls and a slice of cucumber.

Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to our Virtual Potluck Holiday Party featuring Barenjager Honey Liqueur.  The nice folks at Barenjager sent the Virtual Potluck group free bottles of this sweet liqueur and asked us to create something with it and share it with you.  We could cook with it, bake with it, or simply use it in a drink.  Since I was a bit short on time due to countless Christmas gatherings, I decided to go with the drink idea.  Mark and I worked together and came up with this drink, the Barenjager Honeydew Julep.  It's a sweet and fresh drink that has flavors of honey, melon, and the juice of a cucumber.  We served it to our family to get their opinions last night and they agreed that it was quite sweet, but that it would be good as a summer drink to sip, or a digestive to have after a meal.  I will say you must be a sweet drink fan or you may not like this one.  But keep in mind, you can calm the sweetness by adding more club soda or maybe even more cucumber juice. 


I'd also like to add that if you don't have the time to put this drink together, I think a great way to serve Barenjager Honey Liqueur would be just straight up, chilled in a small shot glass as an after dinner digestive.  It's like a little shot of dessert! 

Wanna see some other things you can do with this delicious honey liqueur?  Visit the host of this party's blog, The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine, and check out her round up of all the different recipes created with Barenjager and get inspired!  There you can click on links that will take you to the other Virtual Potlucker's blogs to see what they brought to the party.  You can also find the Virtual Potluckers' blogs on the side bar of this blog and peruse them that way.

So have fun perusing our creations and thanks for joining us!  If you want to find out more about Barenjager Honey Liqueur, visit their website here:


  1. This looks great! My bottle is going to disappear quickly!

  2. Awesome julep Tara! I'm not a huge cucumber fan, but I'd give it a shot if you made me one. wink wink!

  3. Looks awesome Tara! I've never had a drink quite like that, sounds fantastic!

  4. My kind of drink! Add Bourbon! Also a fan of melon! Winner!

  5. Sounds great. You guys are making me wish I could have a cocktail!


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