Tonight’s cocktail party will feature the Bee’s Knees Cocktail. It’s fairly easy to make but offers a flavor you won’t get from most cocktails. That’s because the sweetening agent isn’t fruit or triple sec, but honey.
2 oz gin
1 oz honey syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
We’ve been using Tanqueray, but tried a new (and much cheaper) gin called New Amsterdam that’s not so junipery. I think it works a bit better in this cocktail, but maybe not. I’m still tasting.
Alicia – not a gin drinker – has really taken to this. Like the gin-based Pimm’s Cup, it’s great during the summer. We like that it uses honey syrup (1 part honey stirred into 1 part near boiling water) which we have sometimes infused with lavender from our herb garden. It’s heaven on a summer night on your patio.