Bee Knees Cocktail Recipe


  • ½ ounce pure honey
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (about ½ medium lemon)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Lemon twist (for garnish)


  1. To make the honey syrup, you need to combine equal parts honey and water in a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan. Warm in the microwave until you can completely stir the honey into the water. Set aside.
  2. Before juicing your lemons, use a vegetable peeler to peel off a strip of zest for your twist.
  3. To make the cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the pure honey, lemon juice and gin. Securely fasten the lid and shake until the mixture is very cold, about 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the drink into a coupe or martini glass. Twist the lemon peel over the cocktail to release some of its oils, then drop it in. Enjoy while it’s still cold.