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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!
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:
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.
More delicious cocktail recipes:
- Bourbon Milk Punch
- Ginger Bramble
- Irish Hazelnut Cream
- White Russian with Chai Spice-Infused Cream
- Spiced Irish Coffee
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Bee’s Knees Cocktail
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 6 tablespoons ice-cold gin*
- 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.