This tall, golden cocktail is a Bees Knees variation taken to extremes. Created by Jacob Racusin at The Snug in San Francisco, it combines marigold-infused vodka with honey, bee pollen, lemon juice and rose water. “The connection between bees, honey and flowers just seemed like a natural fit to me,” Racusin says. Marigold petals impart a subtle floral flavor to the vodka, as well as a glowing, yellow hue. Shaken and served over crushed ice with a garnish of marigold petals and a piece of honeycomb, this cocktail is the essence of flower power. Serve it at your next brunch or springtime dinner party and prepare for a standing ovation.
Note: When making marigold-infused vodka, be sure to use organic flowers. “Otherwise there will be unwanted chemicals on them,” Racusin warns.
- 1.5 oz Marigold-Infused Vodka
- .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- .5 oz Bee Pollen Honey
- 1 dash Rose Water
- marigold petals and a piece of honeycomb
Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a shaker with ice.
Briefly shake hard.
Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
Contributed by Jacob Racusin