Cocktail of the Week: Bee's Knees





The Bee’s Knees cocktail dates back to the prohibition. It is said that the addition of lemon and honey to this cocktail played a key part in masking the unpleasant smell of cheaply and illegally procured “bathtub gin”.
 
Nonetheless, these key ingredients certainly make for a delicious tipple, and the American No. 209 Gin lends itself perfectly to this cocktail with its citrus and floral notes, both on the palate and on the nose.
 
This cocktail really is the bee's knees...
 
 Image by Farther Along
 
Ingredients
2 shots gin
3 tsp runny honey
¾ shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
A slice of lemon or orange to garnish

Method
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange.

Gin
No. 209 Gin£33.00 now £30.00
Country: United States
Alcohol: 46%
 
The 209th gin distillery to be registered in the United States produces this delicious gin, which is absolutely superb for a Gin Martini. A handcrafted, unique and intriguing spirit that is truly artisanal in quality has a distinctively different flavour profile from the numerous juniper-heavy gins in the market. No. 209 opens with a beautifully aromatic nose of predominately citrus and floral notes which is echoed on the palate alongside a hint of orange. The aftertaste is invitingly warm and you will certainly want more!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 

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