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Bee’s Knees Recipe

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

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.

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