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Bees knees cocktail

Classic Bees Knees Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Bees Knees cocktail is a zingy drink made with lemon and gin! Honey syrup brings a unique rich sweetness to this classic.


  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) gin
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice*
  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) honey syrup
  • For the garnish: lemon twist


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill with a handful of ice and shake until very cold.
  2. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


*You can also use 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) each lemon juice and orange juice.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Bees Knees Cocktail