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The Ford's Gin Bee's Knees

The Ford's Gin Bee's Knees

The Ford's Gin Bee's Knees

  • gin
  • sweet
  • classic
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 3 min
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


  • Lowball glass
  • Shaker
  • Citrus juicer

How to Mix

  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. 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.

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