Bees Knees

Bees Knees is my favorite prohibition cocktail. I usually hate the taste of gin, but the honey and lemon do a good job at covering its taste...


For me, the best place to have this drink is at "Little Branch" - a very secretive speakeasy in the West Village, NYC. The only entrance to this basement jazz bar is a discreet brown door on the corner of a block that is super easy to miss.

The bartenders there really know what they're doing. Every time I ask for a recommendation it is always amazing.

Back to my version...

Prep time: 5 mins

Makes 1 drink


5ml hot water
5ml honey
25ml gin

10ml fresh lemon juice



1. Combine hot water and honey and let cool.
2. Combine cooled honey water with the rest of the ingredients in a shaker.
3. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, strain into a glass and serve.