Bees Knees

Bees Knees Cocktail
Bees Knees Cocktail

How to make a Bees Knees

The Bee's Knees cocktail recipe was invented out of necessity, hiding the poor quality homemade, bathtub cut gin that was prevalent during the prohibition-era. Nowadays, good quality gin is in abundance and this is a delicious, citrusy and honeyed gin cocktail.
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  • 60 mL Gin 2 oz
  • 15 mL Fresh Lemon Juice ½ oz
  • 15 mL Honey Syrup 1:1 (½ oz)


  • Combine all ingredients in your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon or wheel
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    February 21, 2022 at 10:44 am

    5 stars
    Love it, thanks! Barr Hill is my pick of gin from the NE USA region.

    One question: is the honey syrup ratio a typo? Assuming 3:1 per your own recipe…


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