Inspire Happy Hour with this Depression era cocktail recipe: The Bees Knees.
The “bees knees” was an expression used in 1920’s and ’30’s meaning excellent or fantastic. A sweet little phrase that captures the essence of this classic gin based cocktail. So, ring up our favorite flapper, mix giggle water in your favorite shaker, and prepare to have a ducky time.
The Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz honey simple syrup 1:1
Garnish with a lemon twist
Combine gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker and stir briefly until honey syrup has dissolved then fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. If you want to customize your cocktail, use lavender, thyme, or lemon flavored honey.
How to make Honey Syrup:
Combine equal parts honey and hot water, and stir until dissolved. Keep refrigerated.