To celebrate our excitement for the upcoming wizarding world film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald we recreated some iconic 1920's cocktails to countdown to November 16th! Our first recipe is the Bee's Knees!
“The Bee’s Knees cocktail is a gin, lemon and honey classic that dates back to prohibition. The phrase ‘bee’s knees’ was prohibition-era slang for ‘the best.’ In that time, the addition of ingredients such as citrus and honey were often used to cover the less than ideal smell and taste of bathtub gin. Improving the taste of an inferior gin may have been the goal, but the result was a fantastic concoction that can hold its own today.” - Postprohibition.com
2 oz Gin 1 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice. 0.5 oz Honey Lemon twist (Our favorite how-to to make a lemon twist)
Add all ingredients to a shaker, shake vigorously and pour into glass of your choice. Garnish with a lemon twist!