Bee’s Knees Cocktail

If you're not familiar with the joy of chewing on a piece of honeycomb, you're in for a real treat with the garnish on this cocktail. The Bee Store sells comb - so grab some from us; some honey has it right in the jar. Use your best honey here; the more floral and vibrant it is, the better. Pair with a charcuterie board featuring rich cheeses, salty meats and fresh fruit to complete happy hour. 

DifficultyBeginner
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins
 ¼ cup cup hot water, divided
 1 ½ tbsp wildflower honey, divided
 2 cups ice cubes, divided
 6 fl oz gin
 3 fl oz dry vermouth
 3 fl oz fresh orange juice
 2 fl oz fresh lemon juice
 8 fl oz chilled club soda
 6 orange rind strips
 6 blocks honeycomb, frozen on cocktail picks
1

Combine 2 tablespoons hot water and 2 1/4 teaspoons honey in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, 3 ounces gin, 1 1/2 ounces vermouth, 1 1/2 ounces orange juice, and 1 ounce lemon juice. Cover with lid; shake 1 minute.

2

Strain into 3 glasses; top each with 1 1/4 ounces club soda. Repeat procedure. Place 1 rind strip in each glass; garnish with honeycomb.

This recipe was lovingly borrowed from its creator: https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bees-knees-cocktail#

Ingredients

 ¼ cup cup hot water, divided
 1 ½ tbsp wildflower honey, divided
 2 cups ice cubes, divided
 6 fl oz gin
 3 fl oz dry vermouth
 3 fl oz fresh orange juice
 2 fl oz fresh lemon juice
 8 fl oz chilled club soda
 6 orange rind strips
 6 blocks honeycomb, frozen on cocktail picks

Directions

1

Combine 2 tablespoons hot water and 2 1/4 teaspoons honey in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, 3 ounces gin, 1 1/2 ounces vermouth, 1 1/2 ounces orange juice, and 1 ounce lemon juice. Cover with lid; shake 1 minute.

2

Strain into 3 glasses; top each with 1 1/4 ounces club soda. Repeat procedure. Place 1 rind strip in each glass; garnish with honeycomb.

Bee’s Knees Cocktail

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