Thirsty Thursdays: The New Bee's Knees Cocktail
Here's an easy cocktail that is sure to be the buzz of your next dinner party. The Bee's Knees gets its sweetness from a quick-to-prepare honey syrup. And we've given this classic drink a floral twist by adding lavender. The result is unexpected and delicious: a perfect balance of sharp, fragrant, sweet and strong!
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender blossoms*
- 1/4 cup honey
- 6 tablespoons gin
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice *available at a store like Whole Foods
Mix hot water and dried lavender blossoms in bowl. Let steep 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/4 cup honey. Strain into another bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the honey syrup, gin, and lemon juice; strain into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 chilled Martini glasses.
recipe & photo: epicurious.com