The Story Behind The Honeysuckle Tequila Sour

Honeysuckles are sweet and flavorful, and are growing like crazy right now.  I am using them as much as possible in syrups, which give drinks a deliciously light, floral note.

The tequila base here adds a wonderful earthy undertone and is balanced perfectly by chamomile and pineapple.


  • 1 ½ ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce chamomile liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce honeysuckle syrup (recipe follows)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients.
  3. Strain into a highball cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Enjoy!

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Updated: 2020-12-22

Honeysuckle Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh honeysuckle
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water

Honeysuckle Simple Syrup Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot over high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes to infuse, tasting frequently to determine desired intensity.
  4. Let the infused simple syrup rest in cool space, such as your refrigerator, for 10 minutes before using.
Use fresh honeysuckle to make a flavor-infused simple syrup for this bright tequila sour. Get the recipe and learn how to make it here!