Bee’s Knees Cocktail

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This Bee’s Knees cocktail tastes phenomenal and is just a simple mix of only three ingredients that (I’m guessing) most of us always have in the house: gin, lemon and honey. It’s intensely sweet, sour and juniper berry/piney. A wonderful spring and summer drink!

A bee's knees drink with a lemon twist and a bottle of gin in the background.

This post was originally published on June 2, 2016.

The Bee’s Knees has become my favorite gin drink. It’s one of the (very many) prohibition-era cocktails and as such has been around for a long time but I was introduced to it only a few years ago during a distillery tour.

The cocktail tastes incredibly fresh, intense, pure and natural and makes a perfect summer aperitif.

How to make a Bee’s Knees cocktail for two:

All ingredients needed to make a bee's knees cocktail.

Mix together 3 tablespoons honey, 6 tablespoon cold gin and 5 tablespoons lemon juice. Let the mix sit for 10 minutes to start letting the honey dissolve, then stir the mix. Divide the cocktail between two glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.

RECIPE TIP: Keep your gin bottle in the freezer so your cocktail will be cold and you don’t need to water it down with ice.

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A bee's knees drink with a lemon twist and a bottle of gin in the background.
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Bee’s Knees Cocktail

This Bee’s Knees cocktail tastes phenomenal and is just a simple mix of only three ingredients that (I’m guessing) most of us always have in the house: gin, lemon and honey.
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bee’s knees cocktail, lemon gin cocktail
Servings: 2
Calories (estimated): 240kcal

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons ice-cold gin*
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • lemon twists as garnish

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients and let them sit for 10 minutes to start letting the honey dissolve.
  • Stir to get all the honey dissolved.
  • Divide between two glasses and serve with lemon twists.

Notes:

*I recommend to just keep the bottle in the freezer.
This entry was posted in Drinks.

14 comments

  1. Marisa Franca @ All Our way says:

    Not only do I love the shot but the drink sounds so very good! We leave near Kentucky — lots of distilleries there. Perhaps we should take some day trips — or if we really get into tasting an overnight trip :-) The name is great.

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Marisa! I’ve actually done some tours on the Bourbon trail in KY and it was great fun, I highly recommend it. Woodford Reserve was one of my favorites – great tour, great Bourbon and also great Bourbon balls. Enjoy your weekend! :)

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