The Bee’s Knees is a classic prohibition era cocktail made with gin, lemon and honey! Honey was added to strong “Bathtub Gin” to make it more palatable. With the addition of lemon juice, this strong, yet refreshing and simple cocktail recipe was born. Below is the classic Bee’s Knee’s recipe using our Monsalvat Farm Raw All-Natural Honey and three creative variations to enjoy as a highball, champagne cocktail and a more complex tipple with added floral liqueur.
CLASSIC BEE'S KNEES
- ½ oz. honey simple syrup (recipe below)
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz. SILO Gin
- Lemon twist, for garnish
Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
*Pro Tip: Gin not your thing…? This recipe would work well with vodka, white rum, or blanco tequila as well
HONEY SIMPLE SYRUP
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. Monsalvat Farm Raw All-Natural Honey
In a small saucepan, gently heat water and honey until the honey dissolves, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature then funnel into a 5-oz. bottle and refrigerate.