Inspired by our tireless honey bee to which I pay homage to, whom without, this drink would not exist.
Locally sourced blood oranges and honey, grace Australia’s very own Mr Black Coffee liqueur, finished off with a delicious Rye Whiskey - shaken and poured over ice, garnished with a fresh blood orange wheel and a sprig of rosemary. Combined, this drink boasts a refreshing, bold but light, fruity, caffeinated, full sensory experience.
Fitting for any Queen Bee to get their buzz on this summer!



 40 ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 20 ml Rye Whiskey (Michter’s Single Barrel Straight)
 40 ml Freshly squeezed Blood Orange Juice
 15 ml Toasted demerara & honey syrup
 2 dashes Angostura Bitters



Into a shaker add 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, the toasted Demerara & Honey Syrup, Michters Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey and Mr Black


Shake with ice for 10-15 Seconds.


Double strain and pour over a large single ice cube in a double Rocks Glass.


Garnish with a blood orange wheel and a sprig of rosemary.

Toasted Demerara & Honey Syrup

Build a 1:1:1 of Honey, water and toasted demerara sugar.
On low heat, melt demerara sugar in a pan. Once melted, let it ever so slightly toast. (No more than 5 seconds from when the sugar has completed melted.
Trick is not to charcoal it, you only want it browned) once complete add equal parts water and then honey, cook until combined.

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  1. TimDustin 14 October 2021 at 12:46 am

    A work of art.

    • edensessions 14 October 2021 at 9:28 am

      Cheers Tim, absolutely glad you loved it!

    • Rene Acker 14 October 2021 at 7:37 pm

      Im fortunate to be one of Eden’s cocktail ‘test dummies’. Traditionally, Im not a coffee in-ma-cocktail lover, but wow – this drink blew me away.
      Just love how the flavours flow one after the other. Firstly, you’re hit with the smooth coffee flavour, perfectly laced with the bitter-sweet notes of burnt caramalised blood orange. And just when you think that’s it, coconut flavours gently finish of the Queen B experience.
      A very grown-up lazy summer in the sunshine drink.

      • edensessions 14 October 2021 at 9:37 pm

        I’m glad you enjoyed the end result!
        Thank you for being my at all hours of the day and night tester!
        I’m still not sure how you get the coconut flavours at the end from this but I’m happy you enjoyed it!

      • Rene Acker 15 October 2021 at 7:26 am

        Apologies peeps, just realised an error that I made in my feedback comment last night.
        As mentioned, I was privileged to be one of the tasters who tested several versions of the Queen B’s creation. This morning, just remembered that the preferred Queen B for the comp entry, was unanimously agreed a tastier cocktail without the infused coconut.

        Quietly, equally delish with infused coconut.

  2. Ryan Kelly 14 October 2021 at 7:38 am

    Gee whiz this is a work of pure art and it tastes even better

    • edensessions 14 October 2021 at 9:32 am

      Thank you so much, you’re an absolute legend. Glad you enjoyed it mate!

  3. John Odonoghue 14 October 2021 at 9:28 am

    This is an absolute dream of a cocktail. I am going to serve this in my bar

    • edensessions 14 October 2021 at 10:19 pm

      Wow, what a complement, you will have to send me photos!

  4. Isaac Acker 14 October 2021 at 10:28 am

    Mouth watering

    • edensessions 14 October 2021 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks mate, It is as delicious as it looks!

  5. Seshmark 14 October 2021 at 7:50 pm

    From conception to creation the journey was a real pleasure. Nice drop!

    • edensessions 14 October 2021 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you for lending me your tastebuds!

  6. Rose 14 October 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Yummy – try it and see

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