The Bee’s Knees is a very old cocktail. It is thought to originate in prohibition-era USA when the bitterness of home-made bathtub gin would have benefitted greatly from being knocked back with a bit of sweet honey. Classically, a Bee’s Knees is just gin, lemon and honey. However, in 1948, David Embury suggested the neat addition of orange juice to make “an interesting variation.”
- 60ml dry gin
- 15ml runny honey
- 10ml orange juice
- 25ml lemon juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a Martini glass.