The original purpose of honey in this simple Prohibition Era cocktail was to mask the smell of the bathtub gin. Now you can enjoy it without having to hide a thing.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

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Editor's Note:

May substitute honey for honey syrup, though the honey will often form a ball in the middle of the shaker. Avoid this by combining three parts honey to one part hot water, stirring until completely mixed, then continuing with recipe.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 18.5g 6% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2013
LOVE Bee's Knees! I had it in a 1920s throwback bar in Boston and fell in love. Thanks for the recipe! It tasted exactly right! The honey syrup is easy to make make sure you mix it up until the honey dissolves. I made the mistake of thinking I could just squeeze honey in with the gin but it made a goopy ball. Delicious recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2015
We taste tested several 1920's era cocktails for a party and this was included. We did not care for it. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2013
LOVE Bee's Knees! I had it in a 1920s throwback bar in Boston and fell in love. Thanks for the recipe! It tasted exactly right! The honey syrup is easy to make make sure you mix it up until the honey dissolves. I made the mistake of thinking I could just squeeze honey in with the gin but it made a goopy ball. Delicious recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2015
great old school cocktail. If you make a pitcher of this classic I suggest throwing a few sprigs of thyme for an herbaceous twist Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2015
We taste tested several 1920's era cocktails for a party and this was included. We did not care for it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2014
I double everything except the gin was great and refreshing! Read More
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