Honey and Marmalade Sour Recipe

Honey and Marmalade Sour Recipe

Honey and marmalade aren't just for breakfast. [Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Orange marmalade may be sweet, but it also offers an underlying bitterness reminiscent of burnt caramel. Lemon juice helps the citrus sing while honey mellows the whole thing out in this intensely flavorful vodka sour. It's the kind of versatile cocktail that's equally appropriate day or night, all year round.

Note: To make honey syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup honey in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Honey syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 ounce honey syrup (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon orange marmalade


  1. 1.

    Combine vodka, lemon, marmalade, and honey syrup in cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into chilled coupe glass.