The Bee's Knees 

The Bee’s Knees

Do bees have knees? Do we need an etymologist or an entomologist to answer that?

At any rate, a bee’s pollen-baskets are located on its
tibiae (midsegments of its legs) and bees love to harvest lavender. So this cocktail makes use of that fact.

This recipe is for two drinks



  • 1 oz good quality lavender honey mixed with 1/2 oz warm water*
  • 4 oz gin
  • 1 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • *If you can’t find lavender honey, steep 1 tsp food grade lavender buds in 1/4 cup hot water for at least 5 mins. Strain and mix the liquid with 1/4 cup of honey. You will need 1 1/2 oz of this mixture; refrigerate the remainder


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice
  2. Shake ’til your head is buzzzzzzzing
  3. Strain into two chilled cocktail glasses
  4. Stay away from all bee hives



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