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 full of juniper berry flavor. A wonderful spring and summer drink!
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.
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.
How to make it:
Add 3 tablespoons honey, 6 tablespoons cold gin and 5 tablespoons lemon juice to a container you can easily pour out of, such as a liquid measuring cup. 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.
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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.