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Bee's Knees Cocktail


The bee's knees cocktail is a drink built with gin, lemon juice, and honey!

Bee's Knees Cocktail Info

The Bee's Knees cocktail is a Prohibition-era cocktail that includes gin, lemon juice, and honey. This unique name is a convention from the time: The expression "bee's knees" was used in popular slang to describe something exceptional or extraordinary.

Frank Meier, an Austrian bartender, is the one who created the drink. He worked at Hotel Ritz Paris in the 1920s. This is a simple variation of the classic Gin Sour (gin lemon sugar), but it uses honey instead of sugar. Honey creates a more decadent drink and may have been used to mask the subpar gin that was popular at the time.

A London Dry Gin is what I use because it will highlight the juniper. You can also use a citrus-infused gin to help bring out citrus and honey notes in the cocktail. You can choose the gin that suits your taste since the gin is at the center of this drink.

When you blend the honey with this cocktail, you use honey syrup. It is a simple mixture of honey and water. The cocktail is balanced by lemon juice, which adds tart acidity to the sweetness.

The Bee's Knees is a refreshing, easy-to-make cocktail. The Bee's Knees has only three ingredients, so it's an excellent option for parties or other occasions when you need to serve many people. You can quickly make drinks for your guests by having a bottle of gin, a few lemons, and some premade honey syrup.

Bee's Knees

The expression "bee's knees" was used in popular slang to describe something exceptional

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Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 60 ml Gin
  • 20 ml Lemon Juice
  • 30 ml Honey Syrup


  • Add ice to your shaker.
  • Add the ingredients.
  • Shake it cold.
  • Strain into a martini glass!
  • Serve!
Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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