Sip On a Bee’s Knees Cocktail This Summer

Are you looking to try a new cocktail? If you’re a fan of gin you’ll love this Bee’s Knees cocktail which is lightly sweetened and citrusy, making it perfect for a nice summer’s day. Here’s how to make it.


  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (about 1/2 medium lemon)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. For the honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and water in a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan. Warm in the microwave or over the stovetop until the honey can be mixed into the water.
  2. Peel of a zest of your lemon for the twist with a vegetable peeler or channel knife.
  3. For the cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in honey syrup, lemon juice, and gin. Fasten the lid tightly and shake until the mixture is very cold, for about 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the drink into a coupe or martini glass. Twist the lemon peel over the cocktail to release the oils and drop it in.
  5. Enjoy!