Recipe: The Bee’s Knees

Recipe: The Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees cocktail will be the featured cocktail on our upcoming episode “Disgusting Salads, Depressing Times” (aka Congealed Salads and the Depression). Tune in to hear the history behind this sweetly named prohibition era concoction.

Bee's Knees Cocktail


  • 2 oz. Gin (We used Tamworth Distilling’s Tamworth Garden White Mountain Gin. I chose this because the strong herbal and floral notes really push through the sweetness of this drink.)
  • 3/4 oz. Honey Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice


Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined and the shaker has become frosty. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Simple Honey Syrup Recipe

  • 3 Parts Honey (We used NH made Ben’s Sugar Shack Honey)
  • 1 Part Water

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and hear on low. Continue to stir and warm until honey is fully incorporated. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour into a bottle with a tight sealing lid and store in the refrigerator.

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