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Bees Knees Cocktail

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About the Recipe

The Bees Knees is a classic cocktail that has been around since the Prohibition era. With its sweet and tangy flavor, this cocktail is the perfect balance of gin, honey syrup, and lemon juice. The name "Bees Knees" is a nod to the prohibition-era slang for "the best," and this cocktail lives up to its name with its simple yet flavorful ingredients. Whether you're looking to impress your guests at a party or to enjoy a refreshing drink on a warm day, the Bees Knees is a timeless cocktail that is sure to please. So why not mix up a batch of this delicious drink and taste for yourself why it's been a favorite for decades?


  • Ice cubes, for shaker

  • 2 ounces good-quality gin

  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 3/4 oz honey simple syrup

  • Lemon twist, for garnish


Make ahead:

Honey simple syrup - heat ​ 1/4 cup Gees Bees Wildflower Honey and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan until dissolved. Let cool


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup.

  2. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, until well combined and chilled.

  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled coupe or martini glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

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