We can’t very well have a site featuring bees and not give you a recipe for Bee’s Knees, can we?
This is a great drink on a hot summer day. You can use whatever honey you have on hand, part of the fun is trying different honeys to see how they work. (spicy honey, anyone?)
Mix together an equal amount of honey and boiling water in a heat safe bowl or cup and mix until the honey is dissolved. About a teaspoon of each should work for one drink. Any extra can be stored in the fridge for about a month to be used in another Bee’s Knee or perhaps a nice cup of tea.
Add about 2 ounces of gin (a shot glass + a tiny bit more), a good squeeze of lemon juice (¾ ounce to be specific) and about half an ounce of the honey mixture in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake it up until the outside of the shaker feels icy cold.
Strain into a cup and if you are feeling fancy garnish it with a strip of lemon zest. Traditionally you would use a coupe glass, but I don’t have one with a bee on it, so I’m not going to use one. Your choice though!