Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Bees knees cocktail with a lemon twist
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This Bee’s Knees Cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup. It’s a bright, flavorful drink with just a hint of sweetness.


For the Honey Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water

For the Cocktail

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • Lemon twist to garnish, optional*


Make the Honey Syrup

In a small pan over medium-low heat, combine the honey want water. Stir until the honey is combined with the water, which takes about 2 minutes. Then remove the syrup from the heat and set it aside to cool. You can also pour it into a small mason jar and store it in the fridge for later.

Make the Cocktail

Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Cover and shake vigorously for about 15-30 seconds.

Strain your drink into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist!


*See instructions in the blog post for how to make a lemon twist.

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