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