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".
3/4oz Fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Honey syrup