The Bee's Knees is a Prohibition era cocktail whose namesake was a popular phrase meaning "the best". Essentially it is a gin sour with honey but, because of the exchange of flavors between the ingredients it becomes much more than its components. The
combination of jasmine and honey is as old as the hills and the jasmine flower botanicals used in Fords Gin ensure this cocktail sings.
2 oz Fords Gin
0.75 oz honey syrup
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
1 lemon twist for garnish
How to Mix
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
To make the Honey Simple: Pour equal parts honey & hot water, into a sauce pan over medium heat and stirred to dissolve.
An update to the classic Bees Knees cocktail, the Gold Rush substitutes bourbon for gin. Created in NYC's Milk and Honey Bar in the early 2000's, this cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, good for all seasons.
The ultimate aperitivo, the Negroni was reportedly created in 1919 by a bartender at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy for Count Camillo Negroni when he requested his regular drink, the Americano, be strengthened by replacing the soda water with gin. The combination of gin, sweet vermouth and Campari can be a challenge to the uninitiated but once converted few ever turn away from this most assured blend of flavors.