The Bee’s Knees

Goal #53: Mix 40 new cocktails.

Note: This means pre-existing cocktails but new to me. Also,  if I’ve drank it before but haven’t made it myself, it counts.

A Prohibition-era cocktail from here:

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. honey syrup (3 parts water to 1 part honey)

Shake with ice, strain and pour.

Tasty, but I would have liked a stronger honey flavor than this one gave me. Using a 1:1 syrup or even just straight honey, as some recipes suggest, might be good. I’d also try upping the gin flavor to 1.5 oz. or even 2 oz. depending on your tastes–as is, the lemon overwhelms it.

I also made a variation with bourbon for my boyfriend (who’s not a gin fan). I liked that one even better, and with a stronger honey flavor it could be delicious. Continue reading