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Bees Knees Cocktail

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Posted: 04/22/21

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This cocktail recipe is just what the name says it is- the Bees Knees! The Bees Knees cocktail combines gin, honey syrup, and lemon juice to create the perfect combination of lightly sweet, tart, and clean, making it a lovely cocktail for a spring or summer day!

two glasses of bees knees cocktail with honey syrup and lemon twist garnish

The common saying “Bees Knees” describes something that is outstanding or cool and perfectly describes this classic, Prohibition-era cocktail! Its elements combine in a delightful way for a simple cocktail you can make at home.

two glasses of bees knees cocktail with lemon and honey syrup

Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe

It won’t take long to mix up a Bees Knees drink for yourself AND one for a friend. Honey syrup mixes better in cold liquids compared to straight honey, making it the perfect sweetener for the Bees Knees cocktail. We would also recommend using good quality gin.

In a shaker with ice, add a good pour of good quality gin and equal parts lemon juice and honey syrup. Shake well until chilled and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!

making glass of bees knees cocktail recipe with honey syrup and lemon

How to Make a Bees Knees Cocktail

  1. Pour the gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup into a shaker filled with ice
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a glass
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!
glass of bees knees cocktail with lemon and honey syrup

How to Serve

The Bees Knees cocktail is served in a coupe glass or martini glass. A lemon twist makes the perfect garnish, adding a pop of color and a splash of flavor!

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If you make this Bees Knees Cocktail leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

two glasses of bees knees cocktail with lemon and honey syrup
two glasses of bees knees cocktail with honey syrup and lemon twist garnish
5 from 1 vote

Bees Knees Cocktail

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
The Bees Knees cocktail combines gin, honey syrup, and lemon juice to create the perfect combination of lightly sweet, tart, and clean.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz honey syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz gin

Instructions

  • Add the honey syrup, lemon juice and gin to a shaker with ice
  • Shake, then strain the drink into a glass
  • Garnish and enjoy
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
two glasses of bees knees cocktail with honey syrup and lemon twist garnish

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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