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