Combine Honey & Blackberries for This Birds & Bees Cocktail Recipe

Let’s have a conversation about the birds and the bees. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about s-e-x , I’m talking about a fabulous cocktail! Inspired by my Effortless Table place setting of the same name, this recipe combines two of nature’s sweetest treats, honey and blackberries, into a drink that’s fruity and refreshing—and will give you a little buzz, too.

Clinton Kelly Birds & Bees Cocktail

Birds & Bees Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz blackberries, pureed
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 oz gin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • seltzer, to top off
  • mint (optional)

Puree the blackberries with the honey. In a glass with ice, add the puree, gin, and lime. Stir to combine. Top with seltzer and garnish with mint, if desired.


Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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