Liquid Honey - Tea's Best Friend
It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that almost everyone has in their kitchen cupboard a half-used bottle of honey that has dried out to a point where it’s beyond useless. Do not fear, as we are going to show you how to reconstitute that rock-hard clump of honey and use it in more ways than you can imagine. It’s so easy!
Making liquid honey is very similar to making a simple syrup. Place the dried-out honey into a saucepan. Then add an equal amount of water. Heat on low, giving the mixture an occasional stir until the honey is dissolved. That’s it. Then let it cool a bit before putting it into a container for use, like a squeeze bottle.
You can also thin out honey that hasn’t hardened. Simply squeeze some honey directly into a squeeze bottle. Then, add whatever amount you wish of hot water. Shake it up and you’re good to go.
The liquid honey will last for weeks and weeks in the fridge or near your stove. Use it for everything from marinades to salad dressing, baking to cocktails and yes, even tea. Being a thinner mixture, liquid honey dissolves immediately in tea of any temperature and works particularly well for iced teas or cold brews.
You can certainly play with the honey – water mix. Add a little less water and you’ll end up with a thicker mixture. A little more water and it’ll be thinner. If you are using unpasteurized honey be sure to not heat it above 110˚ Fahrenheit (43˚ Celsius) to preserve the healthy bacteria in the honey.
And there you have it. Liquid honey redeems honey you might think is ready to be pitched. And, it comes back to life to help in so many ways!