Bees Knees

by XuCharles on Jul 03, 2023

Bees Knees


The Bees Knees is a classic Prohibition-era cocktail that has stood the test of time. Its name derives from the phrase "the bee's knees," which was slang for "the best" back in the 1920s. This cocktail features the perfect blend of sweet, tangy, and floral flavors, combining gin, honey, and lemon juice. It's a refreshing and delightful drink that captures the essence of the Roaring Twenties.


2 oz gin

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)



In a shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup.

Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.

Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist or a sprig of fresh thyme, if desired.

Sip and savor the delightful flavors of the Bees Knees!


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