Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe
Classic Cocktails,  Gin Cocktails

Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

Bee's Knees Cocktail

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Bee's Knees original ingredients are only Gin, Honey and Lemon. However, David Embery mentions in his book 'The Fine Art of Mixed Drinks' the addition of a splash of orange juice.
The Bee’s Kees is a Prohibition-era cocktail featuring gin, lemon juice and honey. The unique name is a convention of the time: The phrase “bee’s knees” was popular slang used to call something excellent or outstanding.


  • 60 ml No. 3 London Dry Gin
  • 30 ml Honey Syrup (3 honey to 1 water)
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 15 ml Orange Juice (freshy squeezed)

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  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Strainer
  • Fine Sieve
  • Bar Spoon
  • Coupe Glass

How to Make 

  • Shake all ingredients with ice
  • Fine strain into chilled glass
  • Serve in Coupe Glass
  • Garnish with lemon zest
Prep Time5 mins
Servings1 cocktail
StyleParty Cocktail
FlavourSweet & Sour
CALORIES aprox. 13kcal



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