Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bee's Knees

So there are a lot of Bee's Knees drinks out there. The New York Bartender's Guide doesn't even list this one. Instead, theirs is an "up" drink with rum and orange juice. For most people, though, the Bee's Knees is a honey and gin drink with a dash of lemon. I made it to order at a bar, so I wasn't following any recipe. This is what I did.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • several dashes lemon juice or to taste
Stir honey and gin in a highball glass with ice until honey is dissolved. Add ice and stir until chilled. Add more ice and lemon juice and stir. (This process of adding ice and stirring in the drinking glass is similar to a swizzle, which gets the drink very cold and dilutes the liquor a little to allow the honey to dissolve.)

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