Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees

As with a number of cocktails, the origins behind this fantastically citrus honey sweet cocktail are unclear. However it is thought that it originated at the Ritz in 1921. Frank Meier, their First Head Bartender is said to have created it for the opening of Cafe Parisian. However it has also been attributed to an American socialite named Margaret Brown.

We don't really mind where it came from though - we're just glad that this has become a known and loved cocktail. This is an absolutely delicious cocktail for those who like citrus flavours and have a somewhat sweet tooth. The honey sweetness blends perfectly with the tangy lemon juice - creating a perfect backdrop for a quality gin.

Easy to make too - something so simple really shouldn't taste so good!

Fun fact: The name comes from a prohibition-era slang term meaning "the best" - which is still in use today


60ml Gin (we like this with Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin)

30ml Honey Syrup

30ml Fresh Lemon Juice

for garnish:

A twist of lemon zest


Take a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and add the above ingredients. Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a twist of lemon zest

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