The Apiary

This is a signature drink of Clough Club (212 Abbott St, Gastown). Many thanks to them for sharing the recipe online.


  • 2 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon
  • 1 oz honey syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz egg white
  • 3 dash Fee Brothers black walnut bitters
  • Honeycomb chunk (garnish)

“In a cocktail mixing tin add 2oz Maker’s Mark bourbon. Add 1oz Honey syrup 1/2oz lemon and ½ lime juice. Add 1oz egg white and 3 dash walnut bitters. Fill tin with ice and shake. Use blow torch to burn a piece of an oak stave and catch the smoke in a clean, dry rocks glass (15-20 sec). Strain mixture into oak wood smoked rocks glass. Garnish with large chunk of honeycomb.” -Clough Club

I’ve done my best to reproduce the drink, the only thing I’m missing is the smoke of the oak stave. If anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know. It actually does add an extra dimension to the drink as I’ve tried it before at Clough Club.

The word for this drink is “delightful”. It’s a smooth blend of a bourbon sour and honey with a tinge of chocolaty walnut flavour. The honeycomb garnish is a really nice touch.

And Apiary is another word for Bee-yard. Hence the honey flavoured drink!

2 responses to “Apiary

    • About 3-5 minutes. It takes significantly less time if all the ingredients are ready. I have to hand squeeze my lemons and limes. Gotta buy me a lemon press.

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