Why should wine enthusiasts get to have all the fun? Celebrate the distinctive tastes of honey by setting up a honey flight and hosting a honey tasting party for your friends.
Choose Your Honey
You’ll want to focus on 3 or 4 different honey varietals. Decide if you want guests to cleanse their palate between tastings using wine, coffee, tea or water.
Pour each flavor of honey into its own ramekin or small serving bowl. Each guest can either have their own honey flight or you could set the honey flight up family-style with everyone serving themselves from the same bowls.
Provide one plate per guest and depending on which honey flight set up option you choose you’ll want more or less spoons to allow for the tasting.
Feed your friends foods that compliment honey. A sampling of the following small snacks is suggested:
- Roasted carrots
Notes and Discussion
Write down all the elements of each honey you were able to pick out. Give your guests pen and paper and have them write down a description of what they tasted, the color of the honey, the texture and how it smelled (does honey have a smell? Let’s find out!).
Once everyone has had a chance to write down their thoughts, share your discoveries. You might just find your new favorite flavor of honey!
Share with us your favorite pairings - what snacks went with which honey best - in the comments below.