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