Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Bee's Knees Cocktail
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The Bee’s Knees cocktail, invented by legendary bartender Frank Meier, has stood the test of time as a timeless classic. This refreshing and delightful cocktail has remained a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts since its creation. Meier, who was the head bartender at the Ritz Paris during the 1920s, crafted this elegant drink as a way to mask the less palatable taste of the then-popular bathtub gin. The Bee’s Knees combines the smoothness of gin with the tangy sweetness of fresh lemon juice and a touch of honey syrup. The result is a harmonious blend of flavors that dance on the palate, making it a truly unique and enjoyable experience. This simple yet sophisticated cocktail has become a staple in bars around the world, showcasing Meier’s expertise in mixology.

Whether enjoyed on a warm summer evening or as a spirited addition to a social gathering, the Bee’s Knees continues to shine as a timeless classic that captures the essence of cocktail craftsmanship.

Bee’s Knees Recipe

  1. 60 ml Gin

  2. 22 ml Fresh lemon juice

  3. 15 ml Honey syrup

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: lemon twist

the bee's knees cocktail

How to Make a Bee’s Knees

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add gin, fresh lemon juice, and honey syrup.

  2. Shake for 10-12 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain the mix into a coupe glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.