Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe – How To Make A Bee’s Knees Cocktail

bee's knees cocktail

PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS

For those who love gin, this bright, juicy cocktail will definitely live up to its name. With only three essential ingredients — honey, lemon, and gin — a good Bee’s Knees perfectly highlights the complex flavors of the starring spirit. Though this Prohibition-era drink may have been created to mask less-than-ideal bathtub ginit’s still popular today thanks to its refreshing simplicity.

Since straight honey doesn’t mix well with cold liquids and ice, we opt for a honey simple syrup in this recipe. To up the botanical flavors, we throw in some thyme to infuse the syrup: totally optional but delicious! Alternatively, if you’re a spicy cocktail-lover, throw a pinch of chili flakes into your honey simple syrup for a Bee’s Knees with some kick. Or, for a more cooling, floral version, shake your cocktail with 1/2 teaspoon rose water. Keep in mind this recipe yields enough honey syrup for 8 cocktails and stays good in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Cocktail

3/4 oz.

fresh lemon juice

Lemon peel and thyme sprig, for garnish

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Honey Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook honey, water, and thyme, stirring constantly and bruising thyme leaves as you stir, until honey has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then discard thyme.
  2. Make Ahead: Honey syrup can be made 2 weeks ahead. Transfer to an airtight container and chill.

Cocktail

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and 3/4 oz. honey syrup. Fill shaker with ice and vigorously shake until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
  2. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with lemon and thyme.

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PHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS

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