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Why I love it: This 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.
Meet my new favorite gin cocktail, the Bee’s Knees. I was introduced to it during a fun distillery tour we went on a few weeks ago. (At the Dancing Pines Distillery in Loveland, CO. It’s a wonderful place, if you ever get the chance I highly recommend you visit).
We love to go on distillery tours, it’s always so inspiring to see and feel the love and passion that goes into these operations. And, of course, it’s equally fun to taste the product. After the tour we sat outside in the sun and enjoyed a Bee’s Knees cocktail and loved it. It’s a mix of gin, fresh lemon juice and honey that tastes sweet, sour, ginny and incredibly fresh, intense, pure and natural. Nothing against gin and tonics, I certainly like them too, but lemon juice and honey have a definite edge over the taste of quinine.
So where is the spice in this recipe, you ask? Well, there isn’t any (unless you count the botanicals that went into the gin). Normally that would rule it out for The Spice Train but I think this drink is so awesome that I felt compelled to share it with you here. :)
Looking for more gin cocktails? Check out this Ginger Bramble New Year’s Cocktail:
Bee's Knees Cocktail
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 6 tablespoons ice-cold gin (I keep the bottle in the freezer)
- 5 tablespoons lemon juice
- lemon twists as garnish
- 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.
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