It’s amazing where life takes you when you say yes. On May 27th, 2021, Queen Bees Kim Allen and Jillian Kelly were featured in an interview on the #ILoveMyWifePodcast We’ll get to the cocktail in just a minute. #ILoveMyWife is a joint effort by spouses Kelli Carpenter and Anne Steele who share insights and anecdotes from their travels, home lives, and guest interviews. Kim and Jillian were delighted to participate and share the story of how Asheville Bee Charmer and their marriage came to bee – just in time to celebrate pride month. At the end of each episode, the “It’s 5 o’ Clock Somewhere!” segment serves as a special gift for the episode’s guest. For the last few minutes of the show, Bert Gallagher, the co-founder of Equality Vodka, comes on to unveil a custom cocktail designed to match the personality of the guest. Bert designed the Bee Charmer Cocktail for us!

Equality Vodka Bee Charmer Cocktail

Prep Time
4 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 min


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz honey (Our Bee-Ristas recommend using Tupelo Honey or Orange Blossom Honey.)
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves


Honey Syrup: Combine honey with equal parts hot water in a 1-to-1 ratio.

Shake: Tear mint leaves into pieces and add to your shaker. Fill with ice. Add remaining ingredients and shake.

Serve: Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with mint or a lemon twist.

About Equality Vodka

We have shared many cocktail recipes over the years, so we are no strangers to vodka; however, it’s wonderful when you can drink your cocktails while simultaneously supporting a cause! With every sale of Equality Vodka, 20% of the gross profits are donated to LGBTQ+ organizations championing the right to equality. That’s something to raise our glasses to!

Equality Vodka Bee Charmer Cocktail Recipes