Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

Indulge in the timeless allure of the SodaStream Bee's Knees Cocktail, where the classic meets contemporary with a sparkling twist. This cocktail celebrates the perfect harmony of flavours, combining the zesty tang of lemon with a hint of honey's sweetness, all enhanced by the effervescence of SodaStream's sparkling water.

The Bee's Knees cocktail, known for its refreshing simplicity, thrives in today's diverse gin market, where a wide selection of high-quality gins offers the perfect canvas for this classic libation. Choosing the right gin is key; a London Dry gin highlights juniper, while a more modern gin with citrus and floral notes complements the lemon and honey flavours. Homemade honey syrup, crafted from mild honey like clover or delicate floral varieties, adds complexity and sweetness, while freshly squeezed lemon juice provides a tart and balanced acidity. With only three ingredients, the Bee's Knees is an easy and crowd-pleasing cocktail, making it an ideal choice for gatherings and parties.

Bee's Knees Cocktail Ingredients

Gin 60 ml

Freshly squeezed lemon juice 22.5 ml

Honey syrup 22.5 ml

SodaStream sparkling water

Lemon twist or edible flower Garnish

How to make a Bee's Knees Cocktail :

  1. Begin by chilling a cocktail glass, such as a coupe or martini glass, in the freezer for a few minutes. A cold glass enhances the overall experience.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 oz of gin, 3/4 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 3/4 oz of honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water, cooled). Add ice to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to blend the ingredients and chill the mixture.
  4. Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass, allowing the cocktail to sparkle and shine.
  5. Top off the cocktail with SodaStream sparkling water to your preferred level of effervescence. Adjust the amount to suit your taste.
  6. If desired, garnish with a twist of lemon or an edible flower to add a touch of visual elegance.

Additional Notes:

  • Bee's Knees Cocktail History
    The Bee's Knees Cocktail has its roots in the Prohibition era in the United States, where it was created to make the often subpar gin more palatable. This classic cocktail combines gin, honey syrup, and lemon juice and takes its name from the 1920s slang "Bee's Knees," which meant something outstanding. It remains a favourite for its sweet and tangy flavours and enduring appeal.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

What inspired the name "Bee's Knees" for this cocktail?
The term "Bee's Knees" was a popular slang phrase during the Roaring Twenties, signifying something that is excellent, outstanding, or of the highest quality. This cocktail's delightful combination of flavours and SodaStream's effervescence truly makes it the "bee's knees" of cocktails.
Is there a non-alcoholic version of Bee's Knees Cocktail?
Yes, You can create a non-alcoholic version by substituting the gin with a non-alcoholic alternative or additional SodaStream sparkling water for a refreshing, alcohol-free twist on this classic.
What's the purpose of honey syrup in the Bee's Knees Cocktail?
Honey syrup is used to sweeten the cocktail while providing a smoother texture. It's made by mixing equal parts honey and hot water and then allowing the mixture to cool. The syrup combines well with the other ingredients, adding depth and a touch of honey's natural sweetness to the cocktail.

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