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Hidden Cocktails: The Bee’s Knees

The name says it all

With the huge number of cocktails out in the world, it’s not surprising that a few fall through the cracks. There are hidden gems in those lost cocktails, delicious drinks that everybody would probably enjoy. This week we’re focusing on The Bee’s Knees.


This drink has its roots in prohibition. With the increased sale of bathtub gin, bartenders needed to find a way to lessen the overpowering edge of the liquor’s taste. By adding honey and lemon, the citrusy sweet flavors became the saving grace for many people’s taste buds.


  • 2 ounces of gin
  • .75 ounces of lemon juice
  • .75 ounces of honey simple syrup
  1. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a rocks glass
  4. Garnish with a peel


What do you think of The Bee’s Knees? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!


Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.

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