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
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.