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Try a refreshing Bees Knees cocktail this weekend! It’s so simple to make this easy gin cocktail from the prohibition days. It’s a light and tasty cocktail that’s just perfect for summer sipping!
Simple cocktails are where it’s at for home bartending. A refreshing and delicious cocktail is just the ticket for relaxing after a long day and the Bees Knees is going to be one of your favorite easy cocktails.
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How to Make a Bees Knees Cocktail:
- Fill a cocktail shaker about 3/4 full of ice. Add gin, honey syrup and fresh lemon juice or orange juice.
- Shake vigorously and pour into a martini glass.
- Garnish with a citrus twist.
The Bees Knees is a classic cocktail from the prohibition days of bathtub gin. When mixed with sweetened citrus juice, it was the best or the bees knees as they would say back in the day.
How to Make Honey Syrup:
Mix equal parts honey and hot water and mix until combined. Cool to room temperature before mixing cocktails. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
Honey syrup is great for cocktails or to sweeten ice tea or smoothies.
What is Gin?
Gin is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made with juniper berries, herbs and botanicals. Gin has been making a comeback in popularity. It is famous for the making a simple gin & tonic, bees knees and martinis. A few common brands of Gin are Tanqueray, Beefeater, Bombay Saphire and Gordons.
What you need for Making Cocktails:
A Cocktail Shaker is a must have for those ice cold mixed drinks.
Cocktail Jigger is perfect for getting the perfect measurements for all of your favorite cocktails.
Microplane Twist & Zest is my favorite for juicing and making citrus garnishes for my favorite cocktails.
Martini Glasses are great for your favorite gin cocktails!
Citrus cocktails are just perfect to brighten up any day. I hope you will add the Bees Knees to your must- try list. I just know you are going to love this classic drink. It’s so easy to make and would be great for entertaining.
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- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice (or orange juice)
- 1/2 ounce of honey syrup
- 2 ounces gin
- lemon twist for garnish
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Add lemon juice, honey syrup and gin.
- Shake vigorously.
- Strain into a glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.
To Make Honey Syrup:
Combine 1/4 cup honey with 1/4 cup hot water. Stir until combined. Cool to room temperature before making cocktails. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 month.
Double cocktail recipe as desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 2gSugar: 49gProtein: 1g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.