Bees Knees - Fancy a Drink

Bees Knees

The Bee’s Knees is a Three Bottle Cocktail dating back to Prohibition when the gin was illegal and generally awful. The honey was likely added in order to cover the taste of the dreaded bathtub gin.

With all the different gins on the market today –from the New American style to London dry varieties– it is best to try this cocktail with a variety of them as each one will provide a different experience.

This recipe calls for honey syrup which is easily made at home by following this recipe:

  1. Combine 1 cup of honey with one cup of water on the stove over low heat for about ten minutes.
  2. Be sure honey is completely dissolved into the water
  3. Remove it from heat, let it cool
  4. Pass it into a jar or bottle for use

Cheers. Salud.


Gin                           2 ounces

Honey Syrup          3/4 ounce

Lemon Juice          1/2 ounce


  1. Add all ingredients to shaker
  2. Add ice to shaker
  3. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds
  4. Strain into cocktail glass

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