Honey is a place of magic, where community comes to connect, where the invitation is to unplug from the norm and embrace something novel.
We offer an invitation away from familiar forms of indulgence, encouraging rejuvenation over depletion. Our menu is a carefully crafted collection of unique and obscure beverages that are intended to elevate and enhance the human experience. Our space is equally curated, where the aesthetic of our funky lux lounge interplays with the senses and sets the stage for intimate and meaningful social connections.
Honey has partnered with two local Master Jun brewers to bring a wide selection of uplifting and mood altering options. Ish’s Brew and Ling Elixirs are both based locally in Boulder, CO. We will feature a rotating menu of flavors to showcase the unique alchemy that each of these brewers have honed for over a decade. Infused with medicinal herbs, super foods, botanicals, and plenty of other secret ingredients, every glass of Jun brings palpable energetic shifts from the very first sip. We are proud and privileged to offer Jun as a cornerstone of our elixir bar menu.
Jun is best described as a cousin to Kombucha in that they are both made by fermenting tea and sugar. The Jun SCOBEY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) is much more rare and unique in that it exclusively feeds on honey and the result is a deliciously an effervescent beverage rich in probiotics, prebiotics and amino acids. Probiotics introduce healthy bacteria into the gut, which contributes to creating and maintaining a strong immune system, while prebiotics assist probiotics in doing their job.
There is not much that is known about the origins of Jun as its brewing has always been a protected secret. It is thought to have originated in northern China and Tibet, and the mystery surrounding this beverage is widely due to the thought that Jun may aid with enlightenment. “The Jun Scobey multiplies as fast as honey, growing maybe 1% with each batch brewed, and only the most refined brew masters know the secrets of temperature, timing, ratios and a serene environment that allow a Jun Scobey to flourish and produce mind expanding, body toning, tasty beverages.”
To offer the highest quality organic cacao, we have partnered with Ruk’u’x Ulew, a Mayan Women’s Co-op in the village of San Marcos on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. 100% of proceeds go to the Mayan families who produce this ancestral medicine.
Cacao, or drinking chocolate, has a colorful history that is as long as it is delicious. Originating in South America, it was a precious commodity in Mayan and Aztec societies where they used cacao beans as their currency. For this reason, nobles were the only ones who could afford to drink their money, earning it the Latin name Theobroma Cacao, which translates to “Food of the Gods.” Cacao pods take 4-5 months to grow and several weeks to ripen, each pod containing between 40-50 beans. Once the fruit has been picked it takes several more weeks to ferment and dry the harvested beans. Hundreds of beans are required for a single pound of cacao, which is why in ancient cultures it was such a prized resource. Now, access to cacao has expanded across the globe and we are happy to offer this rich and uplifting beverage at Honey and give everyone a taste of royalty.
Beyond tasting exquisite, the health benefits of cacao are extensive. The active ingredient in cacao is Theobromine a mild stimulant but causes muscle relaxation and a mild euphoria as well as increases the heart rate, which can lead to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Cacao is rich in Polyphenols a naturally occurring antioxidant linked to reduced inflammation, increased blood flow, lower blood pressure as well as reducing cholesterol. These properties have been linked to a lower risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. The flavanols found in cacao can cross the blood-brain barrier and are involved in the biochemical pathways that produce neurons and molecules important for brain function. In addition to the positive impact on age-related mental degeneration, Cacao’s effect on the brain may also improve mood and combat against symptoms of depression. If all that isn’t enough, cacao also contains antibacterial, anti-enzymatic and immune stimulating properties that can protect against cavities and gum disease. It is truly a miracle.
Intentionally crafted non-alcoholic elixirs, meant to elicit a thought, feeling or idea.
We conceptualize our non-alcoholic beverages as their own unique recipes. We do not base them off of traditional cocktails, and we do not use N/A spirits. Hence we stay away from the term 'mocktails'.
Instead we use organic herbs, botanicals, and super foods to tantalize your taste-buds and even shift your consciousness.
Our potions are true works of art, with vibrant colors, decadent smells and flavors, and playful glassware.
To add even more magic, each potion features different crystal and flower essences. These ingredients are not for flavor, rather the essences add energetic or vibrational qualities to the beverage. We try to match each potion's intention with supportive crystals and flowers. Our flower essences are formulated just for Honey Elixir Bar by Claréia Das Aguas, products pictured below.