How To Make Bees Knees Cocktail
Living Room Bees Knees Cocktails

These Bees Knees Cocktails Are a Must Try

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May 24, 2024 at 8:39 AM PST
Updated on May 24, 2024 at 8:39 AM PST
Living Room Bees Knees Cocktails

These Bees Knees Cocktails Are a Must Try

By
May 24, 2024 at 8:39 AM PST
Updated on May 24, 2024 at 8:39 AM PST

Looking for a new delicious signature drink? The bees knees cocktail combines gin, lemon juice and honey for a refreshing and delightful cocktail. Its name is derived from the 1920s slang “bees knees,” meaning “the best,” because that’s exactly what it is. The bee’s knees cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s an experience. Its bright and refreshing flavors, combined with the smoothness of gin and the natural sweetness of honey, make it a perfect choice for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, enjoying a sunny afternoon, or looking for a sophisticated evening cocktail, the bee’s knees is sure to impress.

These recipes bring a unique flavor to your glass and taste to your tongue. Whether you’re in the mood for something floral, fruity, or spicy, there’s a bees knees cocktail recipe here for every occasion. Let’s explore 10 exciting variations of the bees knees that you can easily make at home.

Classic Bees Knees

bees knees cocktail Pictured: Cocktails at a bar

Ingredients
– 2 oz gin
– 3/4 oz lemon juice
– 3/4 oz honey syrup (1:1 honey and water)

Instructions

1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Lavender Bees Knees

Ingredients
– 2 oz gin
– 3/4 oz lemon juice
– 3/4 oz lavender-infused honey syrup

Instructions

1. Infuse honey syrup with dried lavender.
2. Shake gin, lemon juice, and lavender honey syrup with ice.
3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a lavender sprig.

Ginger Bees Knees

Ingredients
– 2 oz gin
– 3/4 oz lemon juice
– 3/4 oz honey syrup
– 1/2 oz ginger juice

Instructions

1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
2. Strain into a glass and garnish with a ginger slice.

Spicy Bees Knees

Ingredients
2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup
Dash of cayenne pepper

Instructions
1. Shake gin, lemon juice, honey syrup, and cayenne pepper with ice.
2. Strain into a glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Berry Bees Knees

Ingredients
2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup
1/4 cup mixed berries

Instructions
1. Muddle berries in a shaker.
2. Add gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup, then shake with ice.
3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a berry skewer.

Rosemary Bees Knees

Ingredients
2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz rosemary-infused honey syrup

Instructions
1. Infuse honey syrup with fresh rosemary.
2. Shake gin, lemon juice, and rosemary honey syrup with ice.
3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Mint Bees Knees

bees knees cocktail Pictured: A mojito
Ingredients

2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup
Fresh mint leaves

Instructions

1. Muddle mint leaves in a shaker.
2. Add gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup, then shake with ice.
3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

Orange Bees Knees

Ingredients
2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup
1/2 oz fresh orange juice

Instructions

1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
2. Strain into a glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Thyme Bees Knees

Ingredients
2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz thyme-infused honey syrup

Instructions
1. Infuse honey syrup with fresh thyme.
2. Shake gin, lemon juice, and thyme honey syrup with ice.
3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a thyme sprig.

Chamomile Bees Knees

Ingredients
2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz chamomile-infused honey syrup

Instructions
1. Infuse honey syrup with chamomile tea.
2. Shake gin, lemon juice, and chamomile honey syrup with ice.
3. Strain into a glass and garnish with a chamomile flower.

How To Make Honey Syrup

Ingredients
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water

Instructions
1. Combine honey and water in a saucepan.
2. Heat gently, stirring until honey dissolves.
3. Let cool and store in a sealed container.

Tips For The Perfect Bees Knees Cocktail

Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh lemon juice makes a significant difference in the taste.
Balance the Sweetness: Adjust the amount of honey syrup to suit your preference for sweetness.
Chill Your Glass: For an extra-refreshing drink, chill your cocktail glass in the freezer for a few minutes before serving.

Next time you’re in the mood for a cocktail that’s the bee’s knees, remember these classic recipes. Simple, elegant, and utterly delicious, it’s a cocktail that never goes out of style. Cheers!



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