Bee's Knees Cocktail

Bee's Knees Cocktail

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"The original purpose of honey in this simple Prohibition Era cocktail was to mask the smell of the bathtub gin. Now you can enjoy it without having to hide a thing."
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5 m servings 213 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.




  • Editor's Note:
  • May substitute honey for honey syrup, though the honey will often form a ball in the middle of the shaker. Avoid this by combining three parts honey to one part hot water, stirring until completely mixed, then continuing with recipe.


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LOVE Bee's Knees! I had it in a 1920s throwback bar in Boston and fell in love. Thanks for the recipe! It tasted exactly right! The honey syrup is easy to make, make sure you mix it up until the...

We taste tested several 1920's era cocktails for a party and this was included. We did not care for it.

great old school cocktail. If you make a pitcher of this classic, I suggest throwing a few sprigs of thyme for an herbaceous twist

I double everything except the gin, was great and refreshing!

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