Cocktails/ Culinary Tales

The Bee’s Knees

I’m fascinated by The Prohibition Era, as well as Speakeasys and the thoughtful cocktails that came into fruition during that time. One of my favorites is “The Bee’s Knees”. It was a Prohibition Era cocktail that used sweet honey to help hide the harsh aroma & taste of home concocted gin. It consists of Gin, Fresh Lemon, & Honey. Even now with plenty of smooth gin choices the sweetness of the honey and sour kiss of lemon compliment it well! It’s fresh, light, & perfect for spring! I’m also adding rosemary and vanilla for a classic twist!






Making The Cocktail

First, you’ll want to add 4 chopped rosemary leaves into a mixing tin. Next, add your lemon juice and honey right on top. Follow that up with the vanilla. Finally, toss in your gin. Mix well with a muddler or spoon.


After the cocktail is mixed enough you can pour it right over your ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and more rosemary.

The Bee's Knees

Print Recipe
Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 8 min


  • 11/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 2 1/2 Tsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3-5 Rosemary Leaves (chopped)


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1 Comment

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    Leslie J Godsil
    May 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    This looks so yum and refreshing! Perfect for Spring/Summer!

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