Giving Them the Bee’s Knees

Uh oh the counter is showing

Uh oh the counter is showing

Dagnabit, Greg is not supposed to feature the kitchen counter in any pictures. Guess we’ll have to reshoot that. Anyway, we think Lauren over at Gourmet Veggie Mama is the Bee’s Knees, so when we saw this drink over at her site, then a week later on the cocktail list at our favorite bar, we knew we had to make one. Our mint is already taking hold, so we gave our honey syrup a bit of a kick. We also tried another version with a mix of limoncello and lemon juice, but found that too sweet.

Bee’s Knees

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz mint honey syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

Fill a shaker with ice and add all ingredients. Shake well and serve cold.

To make mint honey syrup bring 1 cup water to a boil with 5-6 mint leaves in it. Boil the water down for 5 minutes then strain and measure out 1/4 cup. Add 1/2 cup honey to water and mix well.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to Giving Them the Bee’s Knees

  1. You guys are BRILLIANT! You totally beat me to the punch! I’ve been meaning to make this cocktail forever! My only comfort is that my recipe differs a bit from this one, so I can link to yours and we can have fun doing comparisons.

  2. Lovely and with honey and lemon it’s good for you…right?!

  3. egg me on says:

    This certainly is the Bee’s Knees. Good stuff.

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    Yay, Thursday! Finally, it’s been a crazy week and even though it’s only 9:17am, I’m ready for something like this. Cheers.

  5. Ha! I think the counter looks fine.

  6. Lauren says:

    Thanks for the nod! I LOVE that you added mint — such a great idea.

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