The Bee’s Knees

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.


  • 1.5 oz Barr Hill Gin
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Honey Simple Syrup
  • Lemon for garnish
  • Lavender (optional added garnish)


To a shaker filled with ice, add gin, lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Add garnish.

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