Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to invite Chef Marc Dix into our kitchen today as our guest chef for this very special holiday spiced honey cocktail feature!


From cozy evenings by the fire to cheerful holiday gatherings, there are a few herbs and spices that have a way of bringing you home for the holidays, no matter where you are. Today, Chef Marc is taking these spices and herbs and combining them to create a PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup that can be used in four different holiday cocktails.

In this recipe video, Chef Marc shares step-by-step instructions to help you create four beautiful cocktails from scratch using our featured PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup and various spirits. He even offers expert tips to help you bring your bar skills to the next level.

Today, Chef Marc is making:

  • Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned– A spirit-forward cocktail featuring cozy, complex, sweet and spiced flavors. Great for one but better for two.
  • Bees Knees – A tart gin cocktail with a frothy egg white top. Bright, chilled, and delightfully acidic.
  • Spiced Pear Margarita– A sweet and tart ginger-spiced cocktail. Generously chilled and spiked with tequila.
  • Spiced Honey Chamomile Rum Hot Toddy– A tea cocktail that will warm you from the inside out. Spiked with rum, and steeped with chamomile.


Each recipe is uniquely festive, full of flavor, and sure to brighten any seasonal celebration. We know you’ll enjoy this video, so press play and follow along!



About Chef Marc Dix: Chef Marc grew up in L.A. and is now a resident of Redondo Beach, CA. He is a classically trained R&D Chef who graduated from the L.A. Culinary Institute in 1999 and has logged over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Holding titles such as General Manager, Head Chef, R&D Chef, and Proprietor, Chef Marc is an expert in his field.


PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup


2 PSC Cinnamon Sticks
3 PSC Star Anise Whole
5 pieces PSC Ginger Sliced
1 tsp PSC Orange Peel Granules
1 tsp PSC Rosemary Leaves Whole
5 PSC Cardamom Green X-fancy
5 PSC Cloves Whole
5 PSC Allspice Whole
16oz local bee honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz water


  1. Place a medium pot on medium heat. Toast the spices by adding PSC Cinnamon Sticks, PSC Star Anise Whole, PSC Ginger Sliced, PSC Orange Peel Granules, PSC Rosemary Leaves Whole, PSC Cardamom Green X-Fancy, PSC Cloves Whole, PSC Allspice Whole.
  2. Add honey, vanilla extract, and water, and stir.
  3. Bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat. Strain syrup into a bottle, and let the syrup cool. Save the strained spices for garnish.

Christmas cocktail image

Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned


2 oz bourbon
.5 oz PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
3-4 dashes orange bitters
1 cup of ice
1 large ice cube

Garnish with 1 round blood orange slice, 1 PSC Star Anise Whole, and 1 PSC Ginger Sliced


  1. In a mixing glass, combine bourbon, PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup, lemon juice, and orange bitters.
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a glass with a large (2 inch) ice cube and add garnishes.



Bees Knees


2 oz gin
1 egg white
¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
.5 oz PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup
1 cup of ice

Garnish with 1 lemon slice, 1 PSC Ginger Sliced, and 1 PSC Cardamon Green X-Fancy


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, egg white, lemon juice, and PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup. Cover and shake vigorously until well mixed and frothy (about 15 seconds). This method is called dry shake.
  2. Add ice to the shaker, shake vigorously until chilled.
  3. Pour into a glass and add garnishes.


*Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness



Spiced Pear Margarita


2 oz tequila
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz pear juice
.5 oz PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup
1 oz ginger liqueur
1 cup of ice

Garnish with 1 lemon slice, 1 PSC Star Anise Whole, and 1 PSC Cardamom Green X-Fancy.


  1. Fill a shaker with ice and combine tequila, lemon juice, pear juice, PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup, and ginger liqueur. Secure lid and shake vigorously until chilled.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and add garnishes.


Spiced Honey Chamomile Rum Hot Toddy


4 oz spiced rum
2 oz PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup
1 oz of lemon juice
2 cups boiling hot water
2 tbsp PSC Chamomile

Garnish with 1 PSC Cinnamon Sticks, 1 PSC Star Anise Whole, and 1 PSC Cardamom Green X-Fancy.


  1. In a teapot, combine rum, PSC Herbal Spiced Honey Syrup, lemon juice, and hot water.
  2. Put PSC Chamomile into a strainer, and add to the teapot. Steep for about 4 minutes.
  3. In two glasses, pour tea mixture over garnishes and serve.