This Bees Knees Cocktail recipe is only 3 simple ingredients and is the perfect, light cocktail! Naturally gluten free, refined sugar free and tasty!
PIN Bees Knees Cocktail
I first fell in love with this cocktail when I had it at this AMAZING bar called “Canon” here in Seattle.
They served it in a little glass bee-shaped cup and it was the best ever. So, naturally I came home and tried to make it.
I was even happier when I realized it’s only 3 simple ingredients and one of them is the honey simple syrup that we just made!
How it’s Perfect for Easy Entertaining!
I’m all about a backyard party with LOTS of delicious food, desserts, and of course drinks! Mr. FFF and I love mixing up and enjoying refreshing drinks together, especially in the warmer months. Today I’m going to show you a cocktail that’s so easy and so delish, you’ll have your party guests raving about it nonstop and it won’t take you long to whip up a round for your family and friends! How does it taste? The answer is found in its name- Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe is exactly how it sounds and it definitely won’t disappoint!
Bees Knees Cocktail Ingredients
As I mentioned before, this cocktail is easy as can be! Don’t you just love when a delicious and refreshing drink isn’t too complicated!? You may already have the ingredients on hand and won’t need to run out to the store, which is the BEST feeling ever, am I right or am I right? For this bees knees drink, you will need:
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Honey Simple Syrup
How to make a Bees Knees Cocktail
Now that we’ve rounded up our ingredients (didn’t take long at all!), we’re ready to get mixing!
Start by adding all the ingredients into a shaker and shake it well.
Chill your cocktail glasses ahead of time. Strain the mixture into the chilled glasses.
Garnish with a lemon twist and enjoy!
Can I sub Gin for another Liquor?
Easy peasy, right!? And downright delicious and refreshing? Absolutely! Maybe you want to whip up a round of these for your crew, but don’t have gin, or maybe gin just isn’t your favorite in a cocktail? No problemo! Although I haven’t mixed up this drink with anything other than gin, I think that vodka would also work well and taste bomb!
Can I make the Simple Syrup ahead of time?
I love a good simple syrup to have on hand when it’s time to mix up some drinks. There are super easy and straight forward recipes for simple syrups all over the web, and they typically only call for 2-3 ingredients. However, if you’re looking for a simple syrup that is lower in refined sugar, look no furthur than my Honey Simple Syrup Recipe! It only uses 2 ingredients and you can store it ahead of time in the fridge until you’re ready to use it!
What dinner pairing would go best with this cocktail?
Drinks and dinner: the perfect pairing. A drink can really bring out the flavors in your food and vice versa. I recommend grilling up some tasty food to go alongside this drink, so here are a few recipes I suggest for your spring or summer get together:
- Tomato Grilled Moroccan Chicken with Mint Sauce: Light and flavorful chicken will pair great!
- Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa with Corn: the light and fruity flavors will bring out the zing in your cocktail!
- Grilled Avocados with Tahini Sauce: cause they’re amazing!
Caesar Grilled Chicken Burger: another perfect backyard BBQ-drink pairing!
Other Healthier Cocktails
Bees Knees Cocktail
- 2 oz Gin
- 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 Oz Honey simple syrup *
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
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