What a wonderfully refreshing cocktail! I grabbed that napkin since it looks sort of like bee stripes. The lavender flavor was lost, so I will make a lavender honey syrup in the future. Does it have to be refrigerated? This was a fun one for a weeknight cocktail!! If you don’t like gin, this cocktail would work with vodka, too. Combine gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker. Love it! It tends to clump and cause problems. Can I still call it a bees knees? Wow this sounded great. As with many classic cocktails, the bee's knees is not a very light drink. Colleen Graham is a cocktail expert, professional bartender, and cookbook author with over 10 years of experience in the food-writing world. This drink is simply gin + lemon juice + honey. Love this post. Decadent. This was my drink for last night’s “Zoom & cocktails” with friends! Alas, not enough honey and this sounding perfect for my afternoonz. However, it is a full-flavored drink and comes in about average for this style, with an alcohol content around 21 percent ABV (42 proof). Be sure to let me know what you think, Nancy! The Bee’s Knees is the cat’s meow when it comes to classic cocktails. I used lemons from my lemon tree. Here’s What You’re Going To Need I’m mixing up a lavender Bee’s Knees tonight. This drink and their many other infused gins are wonderful look them up! How about that? Small world. This cocktail has stood the test of time and continues to be enjoyed around the world today. Mixed together on a whim tonight instead of sneaking into my wine stash. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Affiliate details ». When life gives you lemons… make a cocktail. That’s it! Pour in the honey syrup, lemon juice and gin. BELVEDERE BEES KNEES 2 oz / 60 ml Belvedere Vodka 0.75 oz / 20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice 0.75 oz / 20 ml Honey Syrup (1:1 honey to water) Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Measurement tips: I love to use this measuring jigger (affiliate link) for measuring cocktails. It tastes even better on a patio or balcony, if you have one. Love this drink and the recipe is perfect! The bee’s knees, along with the cat’s whiskers, entered the US lexicon in the 1920s. Thank you for sharing, Caroline. About ⋄ Contact ⋄ Cookbook ⋄ Recipes ⋄ Shop ⋄ Subscribe, Cookie and Kate receives commissions on purchases made through our links to retailers. I’m sorry it was a little too strong for you, but happy you were able to make it work. can I use brown treacle sugar? Goodness….. Might try this with some Meyer lemons (also have a tree) next. Our free email newsletter delivers new recipes and special Cookie + Kate updates! Amazing! Email me when Kate or another C+K reader replies directly to my comment. I have always been a huge whiskey sour fan, and I love gin, so this was right up my alley. To remedy that, we make honey simple syrup from equal parts honey and water. I hope you get to enjoy it on a nice spring day. So delicious! Hi Monica! The Bee Store sells comb - so grab some from us; some honey has it right in the jar. Hi Grace! This was the perfect happy hour cocktail today for our 80 degree temps in Scottsdale. Enjoy one at home on a nice spring day. Thank you. Der Bee’s Knees Storyteller Beverage Company. The bee's knees is a delicious Prohibition-era cocktail. Creating great tasting cocktails at home is easy once you have some recipes. To make the honey syrup: Combine equal parts honey and water (say, 2 tablespoons each if you’re only making a few cocktails) in a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan. I was just checking my measurements and came across your post. It was a fun end of the week cocktail to help brighten the week! So, do you have plans for another cook book soon? Do you have any good recipes for mocktails/non-alcoholic drinks? Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. You can use classic dry gin for this cocktail (such as Beefeater’s). Where did these great black and white towels come from? If you like Gin-based cocktails, the Bee’s Knees is the drink for you! I haven’t tried pink gin, but I think it would be nice here! This was wonderfully delicious and refreshing for a 91 degree afternoon in Arizona on my back patio. With fragrant flavors of honey, lemon, gin and lavender this beverage is the bee's knees from first to last sip. I didn’t have gin so used vodka instead. As a thank you, we'll give you our welcome guide with 5 printable dinner recipes. Thank you! I can see why they named it … What if I do not have honey or syrup? The Bees Knees cocktail is a Prohibition Era cocktail. You will notice that these two recipes invert the sweet and sour ingredients. I appreciate your review. I’m a cocktail blogger from Kansas City too! I’m glad it’s getting a lot of recognition these days. Thanks for the post. While that may be the case, one has to wonder if it really did the trick given some of the stories circulating about the often pungent bathtub gins during that time. It has a high concentration of alcohol and the syrup and juice do little to tame it down. It's a fun twist on the original that is perfect for many of the less-traditional gins. Each gin has its own blend of botanicals that will be accented quite nicely with the lemon and honey, so it's a unique experience with every drink. Love your recipes! {"cookieName":"wBounce","isAggressive":false,"isSitewide":true,"hesitation":"30","openAnimation":false,"exitAnimation":false,"timer":"","sensitivity":"","cookieExpire":"30","cookieDomain":"","autoFire":"","isAnalyticsEnabled":true}, If you divide one drink between two Champagne glasses and fill the rest with bubbly, you’ll find yourself with a. Always free • Unsubscribe anytime, The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Cheers! Easy to make, bright color, and tasty. Last Updated: May 2, 2020 by Josh Jump to Recipe - Print Recipe This bee's knees cocktail is made with a rosemary honey syrup. Because of you and Love Real Food, my husband and I have been able to maintain our plant based diets for over a year. View more cocktail recipes here. I’ll be a gin fan now…, Hi, this looks lovely! Im allergic to honey, can i substitute it with agave syrup or something else? It’s perfectly tart with a little sweet. If you happen to have a liqueur like St. Germain, that would be great. It's such a simple recipe that affords itself to some experimentation. I want to try your hemp Parmesan cheese but am wondering if the hemp seeds can be eaten whole. If you have a question, please skim the comments section—you might find an immediate answer there. Your comments make my day. Both phrases are called into use to describe something of excellence. The Bee’s Kees is a Prohibition-era cocktail featuring gin, lemon juice and honey. A bee’s knees cocktail is the perfect simple and clean drink that you can make all year. It is served shaken and chilled, often with a lemon twist. So easy & deliciously yummy. There are no words for how much I love this — I might even love it too much! Followed directions exactly using Beefeater 24. Thank you for everything you share……. Thanks ! Recipe yields 1 cocktail; you can multiply the ingredients and make up to 3 cocktails at once in a standard cocktail shaker. It’s great for some quarantine virtual happy hours, since you can keep honey and lemon juice (if you don’t have real lemons) around the house. My family liked these so much we have decided “A cocktail a day keeps boredom at bay.” We’ll be trying a different cocktail recipe each day. (You will not be subscribed to our email newsletter.). The last time I had a bee’s knees what at Little Jack’s Tavern in Charleston. It’s brightly flavored, lightly sweet, and just an overall delightful drink—hence the name. Securely fasten the lid and shake until the mixture is very cold, about 30 seconds. Hey Kira, thank you! Going to have to try several varieties! In recent years, with the rise of craft cocktails and home bartending, it’s regaining popularity. The Bee’s Knees cocktail is a gin, lemon and honey classic that dates back to prohibition. Enjoy while cold. I made this with Meyer lemon juice. I used Rieger’s Dry Gin, which is distilled here in Kansas City. This recipe is strong, refreshing and delicious. Do you think it would work with pink gin? It was delicious! Love so many of your recipes!! Ingredients Honey Simple Syrup ½ cup honey ½ cup water Bee's Knees Cocktail 1 oz (2 tbsp) honey simple syrup – method below ¾ ounce (1 ½ … Would it be an abomination to use maple syrup?! You can use standard measuring cups and spoons, though. It was named after the slogan “the bees knees”, which was slang for “the best”. If that makes sense? 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