Bee’s Knees

December 20, 2021
Bee'S Knees Gin Lemon Juice Honey Shaken Cocktail

The Bee’s Knees is a prohibition-era cocktail that was invented by Austrian-born Frank Meier. He was the first head bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1921, when Cafe Parisian opened its doors. The name comes from the prohibition-ear slang term meaning “the best.”

The original Bee’s Knees recipe calls for gin, lemon juice, and honey, however modern recipes include .75 ounces of orange juice. Swap out the lemon juice in the original recipe for lime juice and you essentially have a Gimlet.

Ingredients

1.5 oz GIN
.75 oz LEMON JUICE, Fresh is best
.75 oz HONEY
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