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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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