Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail

Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail

Inspired by San Francisco, California

Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com When it comes to cocktails, it's hard to get easier than the Bee's Knees made with nothing more than gin, lemon, and honey. As each season comes along, I lik...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1
Servings
1 drink
Season
Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1
Servings
1 drink
Diet
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

When it comes to cocktails, it's hard to get easier than the Bee's Knees made with nothing more than gin, lemon, and honey. As each season comes along, I like to make different versions with various kinds of honey and flavors (hello, lavender)! But when the temps drop, this is a fave: a sage version that's just as simple but even more sophisticated. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • 3 fresh sage leaves

    divided

  • ice

Instructions

For the syrup, bring equal parts honey and water to a simmer in a small saucepan until honey dissolves. Let cool to room temperature before using. 

Tip

Syrup can be made up to 2 weeks in advance — store refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to use. If you want stronger sage flavor, add a sprig of sage to the honey as it cools (discard before storing).

Combine gin, lemon juice, syrup, and 2 sage leaves in a cocktail shaker and stir to dissolve honey syrup. Fill shaker halfway with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Smack the remaining sage leaf between your hands over the glass, drop into the drink and serve. 

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http://saltandwind.com/recipes/396-sage-bees-knees-cocktail-recipe

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