Bee's Knees

Bees Knees Cocktail

During Prohibition, people commonly used fresh lemon and honey to mask the ugly flavors present in bathtub gin. When made with today’s stuff, it’s an even sweeter way to catch a buzz. This formalized version made its first appearance in the early 1930s in Bill Boothby’s World Drinks & How to Mix Them and Frank Meir’s The Artistry of Mixing Drinks.

Bee's Knees

Sweet, Sour



Step one

Shake ingredients and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Step two

The drink can be served with a lemon twist, but it is not necessary.

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Mix It Up!

The only thing that can make this drink better than it is already is to float a touch of Prosecco or dry Champagne on top. Daisy Buchanan would be proud.

Recommended Gins: Ransom Old Tom Gin, Barr Hill Gin, Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin, Hayman’s Old Tom