A Honey with Terroir
Most of us associate terroir with wine. But the word, and the meaning, apply just as well to Sag Harbor Honey's incredible wildflower honey, a jar of which you'll find in the Vices Escape to the Hamptons Edition. The bees that make Sag Harbor’s honeys are raised on a 15-acre space on the eastern end of Long Island, and the wildflower honey has been produced from nectar from local flowers (it's called a polyfloral honey), so it can't be replicated anywhere else in the world. With each spoonful, you’re tasting a little bit of Sag Harbor — one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast.
“We love our honeybees and are so grateful for their gift of honey. From our hive to yours... We truly hope you Enjoy it!”
- Love, Sofia and John Witzenbocker
And this honey tastes just as beautiful as the place it’s from — a deep, round sweetness, with a gentle, slightly savory touch on the finish mouthfeel is remarkably smooth and creamy. Credit must be given to the bees, the flowers, and the terroir, of course! But we should also tip our hats to Sofia and John Witzenbocker, the founders of Sag Harbor Honey, who tend to their 50 hives of honeybees. They know better than to unnecessarily process their honey. So every jar they produce is raw, pure, the hive as you can get, and you don’t have to worry about bee stings.
Sag Harbor Honey is delicious on toast, in marinades, drizzled atop yogurt, or even spooned directly from the jar — the ultimate indulgence. We also love using honey syrup instead of sugar or simple syrup in cocktails.
Bee's Knees Cocktail
- 2 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce Sag Harbor Honey simple syrup*
Sag Harbor Honey simple syrup: Simply heat a 1:1 ratio of honey and water and stir.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, with a twist of lemon peel. We suspect it’ll become the go-to cocktail of your Hamptons getaway, real or imagined.
Sag Harbor Honey’s product line extends to honeycomb, flavored honey, and even honey based soap and candles. Have a look around and pick up some more of the flavor of Sag Harbor at www.sagharborhoney.com.