Recipe: Hop Honey - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Honey

Updated on March 22, 2016

Recipe: Hop Honey

Taking a cue from chili-infused hot honey and our overall beer-mindedness, we got to experimenting with our own honey infused with hops. Citrus-packed varietals (like Centennial, Cascade and Chinook) add a bright zing and light bitterness that rounds out the honey's super-sweetness. We've been slathering it on cornbread, savory waffles and used it in the sauce for a batch BBQ Beer Wings. With a 10 minute cook time (plus another 10 minutes for cooling) and so many hops to choose from, we foresee this being a cupboard staple for years to come.

What You Need

  • 1 cup honey
  • .05 - .1 oz hop pellets (we like to to use bright, citrus-foward varietals like Centennial, Cascade and Chinook)

What You Do

  1. Place honey and hops in a double boiler with water in bottom. Bring water to a boil, and heat honey to 185°F. Cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove honey from heat and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Drizzle over biscuits, corn sticks, and waffles immediately - or strain into sterilized jar while still warm and seal. For best hop flavor store out of sunlight and use within 2 weeks.