Have you ever thought how can a water bottle be useful without water? Well, we will tell you! You can easily make a Bee’s Knees cocktail at home using just gin, lemon juice, honey & ice. Extra plus points:
NO BAR TOOLS NEEDED!
The Bee’s Knees is a classic sweet & sour, refreshing gin cocktail.
For years it was thought to have emerged during the American Prohibition era (1920-1933), however a forgotten article from Standard Union (Brooklyn, New York) from 1929, claims that it might have been invented earlier. According to the article, some notable American millionaires were drinking a drink with honey & lemon during a party in Paris.
Tools you will need:
- metal water bottle, to shake (instead of a shaker)
- shot glass or espresso cup or egg cup, to measure ‘parts’ (instead of a jigger)
- Spoon, to keep the ice back (instead of a strainer)
– lemon juice
– honey syrup**
* You can use a London Dry Gin or any style of gin you have available. ** For the honey syrup, just add 1 part honey and 1 part water (by volume) into a cooking pot. Simmer & stir to dissolve. Let it cool and save into a bottle for later use.
Serve: Straight up (without ice)
- Chill your cocktail glass in the freezer for a few minutes.
- Add 2 parts of gin, 1 part of lemon juice and 1 part of honey syrup into the water bottle.
- Add ice & shake hard.
- Strain (with the help of a spoon to keep the ice back) into your cocktail glass.
Last step: Enjoy your Bee’s Knees cocktail!
Bonus points: You can substitute the gin with any spirit you have at home. By changing the sweetener or the sour part, you can create your own twist on this classic drink.