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The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The phrase “bee’s knees” was prohibition-era slang for “the best.” This classic cocktail born from the prohibition era combines gin, lemon, and honey. The Bee’s Knees cocktail is especially important to the Barr Hill family. Each year we celebrate Bee’s Knees Week, a spotlight on the importance of bees in our food and drink system, and a community of bartenders working together to save the bees. Click below to learn more about it.

Bee’s Knees Week

Check out our guide to some fun Bee’s Knees variations!



Combine ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake, then double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add garnish.


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