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Bee's Knees Cocktail

Bee's Knees Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Hard Rock International

The Bee's Knees is a fun and very easy cocktail from the Prohibition era. Some stories claim that the drink was concocted because the honey masked the odor of the liquor. While that may be the case, I have to wonder if it really did the trick given some of the stories I've heard about the often pungent bathtub gins circulating during that time.

None the less, with today's variety of gins the Bee's Knees is a delightful cocktail that you can experiment with. A London dry gin will create a completely different profile than one of the new American-style gins, and whatever botanicals are more apparent in the gin you choose will be accented by the honey syrup and lemon.

The first recipe here is one of the classic variations and below that is a new rendition that shows off a new gin quite nicely.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Bee's Knees adaptation from Hard Rock International:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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