In this episode I’m joined by my friend Nanda, who is a hardcore gin lover, to talk about this divine juniper concoction that we in the cocktail world love so much. We cover some history, gin styles, and how many bottles of gin Nanda has in her home bar. We also talk about a few books for more information about gin:

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Home Bar Tips recorded

Cocktail Companion: Bee’s Knees

You’ve probably heard the phrase “the bee’s knees” for something that is great, and that is definitely the intent behind the name of this drink. It was created during prohibition as a way to help cover up the nasty taste and smell of the rotgut bathtuub gin of the the times. Today, it is just a lovely cocktail in its own right.


Served up, 3.5 oz.

  • 2 oz. gin
  • .75 oz. lemon juice
  • .75 oz. honey syrup
  • garnish: lemon twist

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain and serve. Garnish with some freshly cracked black pepper if you want to be cheeky.

Bee’s Knees photo is by Kenneth C. Zirkel under CC BY-SA 4.0

Episode Music
Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing on Free Music Archive