Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Yeah, yeah I know it's supposed to be dry January. But I think GIN-UARY is so much more fun, don't you? 😉

For the first GIN-UARY cocktail, let's start with an oldy but a goody -- the Bee's Knees!

SUPER easy - only 4 ingredients - and is perfect for Friday nights, weekends, or any time you want a fun cocktail that's as fun to say as it is to drink!

I love adding a splash of Elderflower because the floral pairs really well with the honey. But feel free to add a splash of Aperol or Campari if you want something more bitter.

When it comes to honey, play around and have fun! Go stroll the aisles of your local grocery store and pick a blackberry honey or other fun flavor.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Bee's Knees Cocktail

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Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 ounces gin (I love Hendrick's, Oola and The Botanist)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Honey simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Elderflower liqueur
  • Ice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • MAKE THE HONEY SIMPLE SYRUP: In a small microwave safe bowl heat water until it's REALLY hot. Remove carefully (bowl will be hot) and stir in honey until it completely dissolves. Let cool.
  • If you like your cocktails sweet, use a 1:2 ratio - 1 tablespoon water and 2 tablespoons honey.
  • Place all ingredients in a shaker with a ton of ice.
  • Shake vigorously until your hand feels like it's gonna fall off, about 35 seconds.
  • The shaker should have lots of condensation on it.
  • Pour into a coupe glass or your favorite cocktail glass.
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