How To Make A Bee’s Knees


Bee’s Knees is quite delicious cocktail. Came to popularity during Prohibition-era. The expression “the bee’s knees” means being the best. It is a sour-style drink. This spirit, has a sweet, and citrus flavor. Honey is the key ingredient in cocktails. To incorporate honey into the cocktail more easily, mix two parts honey to one part boiled hot water and let it cool. This will thin it out a bit, creating a honey syrup. Most drinks with citrus are shaken, not stirred, and that is the case here.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup to the shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously until very cold, about 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into the chilled glass. Hold the twist lengthwise just over the glass in the thumb and index finger of each hand and gently fold to express the oils from the peel.
  4. Rub the twist on the rim of the glass and discard the twist.

quick tip

Honey comes in many varieties. We encourage you to explore different types of honey and be sure to taste your drink before serving to others because sweetness levels vary.


Bee’s Knees

Another Prohibition-era cocktail, the Bee’s Knees is quite delicious. The expression “the bee’s knees”means being the best. It is a sour-style drink, meaning it contains spirit, sweet, and citrus. Honey makes a wonderful ingredient in cocktails.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Martini glass
  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 3/4 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 ounce Honey Syrup
  • Lemon Twist

Instructions
 

  • Add the gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup to the shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously until very cold, about 15 seconds.
  • Strain into the chilled glass. Hold the twist lengthwise just over the glass in the thumb and index finger of each hand and gently fold to express the oils from the peel.
  • Rub the twist on the rim of the glass and discard the twist

Notes

Honey comes in many varieties. We encourage you to explore different types of honey and be sure to taste your drink before serving to others because sweetness levels vary.
Keyword cocktails, gin, Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice

How To Make A Martini


Professional bartenders like to say, “A Martini is not a cocktail, it’s a conversation.” Most Martini drinkers know exactly how they like their drink made; anything else just isn’t right. A classic Martini is made with gin, though some people prefer vodka. The next ingredient is dry vermouth, and the proper amount is often debated. In the early twentieth century, 2:1 gin to vermouth was the norm, but that has steadily decreased over the years and some people don’t want vermouth at all. This recipe uses a 4:1 ratio, and you can feel free to adjust to taste.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

  • 2 drops Orange Bitters
  • 1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth
  • 2 1/2 ounce Gin
  • Olives

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Put the bitters (if using), vermouth, and gin in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, about 15 seconds.
  2. Strain into the chilled glass. If using olives, put them on a cocktail pick and in the glass before straining the drink. Always use an odd number of olives—an even number is bad luck. If adding a twist, strain the drink into the glass, then hold the twist lengthwise just over the glass in the thumb and index finger of each hand and gently fold to express the oils from the peel
  3. Rub the twist on the rim of the glass. Put the twist in the drink.

quick tip

Shaken or stirred?We like to say James Bond ordered his Martini “shaken not stirred,” but that’s the exception to the rule. That’s fine for Mr. Bond, but a Martini is traditionally stirred, creating a silky texture with no air bubbles.


Martini

Professional bartenders like to say, “A Martini is not a cocktail, it’s a conversation.” Most Martini drinkers know exactly how they like their drink made; anything else just isn’t right.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Martini glass, coupe
  • Cocktail glass (chilled) Mixing glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 drops Orange Bitters
  • 1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth
  • 2 1/2 ounce Gin
  • 1 Olives

Instructions
 

  • Put the bitters (if using), vermouth, and gin in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, about 15 seconds.
  • Strain into the chilled glass. If using olives, put them on a cocktail pick and in the glass before straining the drink. Always use an odd number of olives—an even number is bad luck. If adding a twist, strain the drink into the glass, then hold the twist lengthwise just over the glass in the thumb and index finger of each hand and gently fold to express the oils from the peel
  • Rub the twist on the rim of the glass. Put the twist in the drink.

Notes

Shaken or stirred?
We like to say James Bond ordered his Martini “shaken not stirred,” but that’s the exception to the rule. That’s fine for Mr. Bond, but a Martini is traditionally stirred, creating a silky texture with no air bubbles

How To Make A Negroni


Like most things bar-related, the history of the Negroni is a little fuzzy. Most accounts trace the beginnings of this cocktail to Florence, Italy, around The story goes that Count Camillo Negroni enjoyed drinking Americanos at Caffè Casoni. He asked the bartender to make his favorite drink stronger, and the bartender replaced the sparkling water with gin. This is what we refer to as an “equal parts cocktail” for obvious reasons. A favorite of bartenders and cocktail aficionados, the Negroni is somewhat of an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you may find yourself craving them.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Orange Twist

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, about 15 seconds
  2. Strain into the old fashioned glass with one large ice cube.
  3. Express the oils from the orange twist, rub onto the rim, and place in the drink.

quick tip

Learning to make this drink is a jumping-off point for endless variations. Muddle some strawberries, add some herbs, and/or change the base spirit to create your own original cocktail.


Negroni

Like most things bar-related, the history of the Negroni is a little fuzzy. Most accounts trace the beginnings of this cocktail to Florence, Italy, around 1919. The story goes that Count Camillo Negroni enjoyed drinking Americanos at Caffè Casoni.
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Old fashioned glass
  • Mixing glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon
  • Peeler

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Orange Twist

Instructions
 

  • Pour all the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold, about 15 seconds
  • Strain into the old fashioned glass with one large ice cube.
  • Express the oils from the orange twist, rub onto the rim, and place in the drink.

How To Make A Tom Collins


This is a delicious drink whose flavor profile suffered for many years from being made with artificial sour mix from soda guns at bars. When made with fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, this is a wonderful, refreshing, and impressive cocktail. A note on the glassware: As the name implies, a Collins glass is ideal for this drink: it is similar to a Highball glass, only a bit skinnier and a bit taller. It’s up to you if you want to splurge on both Highball and Collins glassware, but a Highball glass will work just fine.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the Shaker.
  • Add ice and shake until very cold, about 15 seconds. Fill the glass with as much ice as possible.
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the ice-filled glass.Top with club soda.
  • Stir gently to combine—three rotations should be enough. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

quick tip

Learning to make this drink is a jumping-off point for endless variations. Muddle some strawberries, add some herbs, and/or change the base spirit to create your own original cocktail.


Tom Collins

This is a delicious drink whose flavor profile suffered for many years from being made with artificial sour mix from soda guns at bars. When made with fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, this is a wonderful,refreshing, and impressive cocktail.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Equipment

  • 12-ounce Collins glass
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Bar spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Lemon Juice
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon Wedge

Instructions
 

  • Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  • Add ice and shake until very cold, about 15 seconds. Fill the glass with as much ice as possible.
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the ice-filled glass.Top with club soda.
  • Stir gently to combine—threerotations should be enough. Garnish with a lemonwedge.

Notes

Learning to make this drink is a jumping-off point for endless variations. Muddle some strawberries, add some herbs, and/or change the base spirit to create your own original cocktail.
Keyword Club Soda, gin, Shaker, simple syrup

How To Make A Gin and Tonic


A gin and tonic is a perfect Highball-style drink for a warm summer day, or any day when you are in the mood for a classic, refreshing cocktail. You may be surprised to learn that the history behind this drink involves a literal life-and-death situation. In the early nineteenth century, the army of the British East India Company discovered that quinine could prevent malaria, but the taste was bitter and unpalatable. The soldiers mixed it with water, gin, sugar, and lime, and the rest is history. To quote Winston Churchill, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives than all the doctors in the Empire.”


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Fill the glass with as much ice as possible.
  • Add the gin. Pour in the tonic water until the glass is full.
  • Stir gently to combine the ingredients—two or three rotations should be enough. Garnish with a lime wedge.

quick tip

The lime wedge should be perched on the side of the glass,so that the drinker can squeeze it into the drink. To accomplish this, make a cut in the middle of the lime wedge, halfway through the fruit. There are many affordable craft tonics on the market, so no need to settle for the supermarket brand if you’d like to experiment.


Gin and Tonic

A gin and tonic is a perfect Highball-style drink for a warm summer day, or any day when you are in the mood for a classic, refreshing cocktail. You may be surprised to learn that the history behind this drink involves a literal life-and-death situation.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Equipment

  • 12-ounce Highball glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces gin
  • lime wedge
  • tonic water

Instructions
 

  • Fill the glass with as much ice as possible.
  • Add the gin.Pour in the tonic water until the glass is full.
  • Stir gently tocombine the ingredients—two or three rotations shouldbe enough. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Notes

The lime wedge should be perched on the side of the glass,
so that the drinker can squeeze it into the drink. To
accomplish this, make a cut in the middle of the lime wedge,
halfway through the fruit.
There are many affordable craft tonics on the market, so
no need to settle for the supermarket brand if you’d like
to experiment.

How to make a Gin Gimlet

If you are looking for a classic cocktail than the gin gimlet is for you. The cocktail is made of a couple of simple ingredients lime juice and gin. Here’s an easy recipe for this refreshing drink that takes only 5 minutes to make!

What is a gimlet?

A gin gimlet a cocktail made of lime juice, gin and simple syrup. It’s sometimes served with a splash of soda water. While it became popular in the 1950’s, its roots can be traced all the way back to the 1039’s.

How to make a gimlet?

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Stir vigorously with a long cocktail spoon until very cold.

Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with the cucumber wheel and serve immediately.

Gin Gimlet

A 1928 description of the drink was: “gin, a spot of lime, and soda”. The description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye stated that “a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice and nothing else”.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Cucumber wheel or lime wedge for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Stir vigorously with a long cocktail spoon until very cold.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with the cucumber wheel and serve immediately.

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