A Bee's Knees


Summer has started, in fact gets be honest the summer holidays have started - fun, friendships, frolics and long summer evenings (if the British weather holds out...). 

So, whilst reading a fantastic 'vintage' themed thriller (more of that later) I came across the cocktail  - Bee's Knees. I'm not a big drinker and in fact I think I've only drunk gin once but there is something about this cocktail I like the sound of - or maybe its idea of a laungishing parent holding fought with a vintage cocktail in hand...

A Bee's Knees cocktail os from the Prohibition Era. Made with Gin, fresh lemon juice and honey - super simple. It is best served shaken (so 007) and chilled with a twist of lemon.

Historically the honey was to sweeten home made Gin that perhaps didn't taste so sweet. The name Bee's Knees derives from the prohibition slang meaning 'The best".

2oz Gin

3/4oz Fresh lemon juice

1⁄2 oz Honey syrup


Kari Greaves