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Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail Recipe

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 Bee’s Knees Cocktail recipe version that’s just as simple but even more sophisticated. 

Have You Heard Of The Bee’s Knees? 

The history of the Bee’s Knees Cocktail dates back to the Prohibition Era. A time when alcohol was illegal, but speakeasies allowed for a good time behind closed doors. 

During this era, there were bathtub gin cocktails, which was essentially a homemade alcoholic beverage. To avoid the harsh aroma of the homemade alcohol, lemon and honey were added to the cocktail giving us what we know today as the Bee’s Knees Cocktail. 

The Classic Bee’s Knees Cocktail 

The Classic Bee’s Knees Cocktail is enjoyed best when prepared with the smooth London Dry Gin, and topped with a sweet or sour honey syrup.

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail Recipe

Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail Recipe

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 Bee's Knees Cocktail recipe version that's just as simple but even more sophisticated.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cocktail

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
 

  • Make The Honey Syrup: 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. 
  • Make The Bee's Knees Cocktail: 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. 
Keyword Brunch cocktail, Classic cocktail, Fancy drink
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