Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Bee's Knees Cocktail

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


5 m servings 213
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Combine gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.


  • 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

Per Serving: 213 calories; 0 18.5 0.1 0 9 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 4
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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...

great old school cocktail. If you make a pitcher of this classic, I suggest throwing a few sprigs of thyme for an herbaceous twist

We taste tested several 1920's era cocktails for a party and this was included. We did not care for it.

I double everything except the gin, was great and refreshing!