Bee's Knees Cocktail

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Bee's Knees CocktailRecipe

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

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. Look for comb at specialty and farmers' markets; 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. Serve the drink with Radish and Arugula Crostini with Brie  as a summertime appetizer. 


Serves 6 (serving size: about 4 oz.)


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1/4 cup hot water, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons wildflower honey, divided
2 cups ice cubes, divided
6 ounces (3/4 cup) gin (such as Plymouth), divided
3 ounces (6 Tbsp.) dry vermouth, divided
3 ounces (6 Tbsp.) fresh orange juice, divided
2 ounces (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice, divided
8 ounces (1 cup) chilled club soda, divided
6 (3-in.) orange rind strips, divided
6 (3/4-in.) blocks honeycomb, frozen on cocktail picks


Total: 10 Minutes

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.

Created date

June 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 116
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Calcium 5 mg
Est. Added Sugars 7
Sugars 9