The phrase the “bee's knees" was used in Prohibition times as slang to mean “the best." This cocktail, a gin sour that's believed to have been created around that time, used lemon and honey to mask the harsh smell of bathtub gin. There are many ways to put your own local & seasonal twist on this classic cocktail, including using local honey and
steeping with local herbs (lavender, sage, to name a few).
2 oz The Botanist Gin
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.75 oz honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
Lemon peel for garnish
How to Mix
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice
This 3 ingredient drink is as refreshing (and Italian) as it gets. The Negroni is, quite simply, a perfect cocktail. With equal parts Gin, Vermouth, and Bitter Aperitif, it couldn't be easier to make. Intended to be sipped, it's refreshing on a hot day and the perfect pre-dinner drink.
Bitter, dry, and refreshing all at once, this variation of the classic Negroni cocktail
uses blanc vermouth and a bitter aperitif like Suze.
The cocktail we now know as the martini has a muddy origin story; its name has
changed over the years, as have its contents. But by the early 20th century, what we now refer to as the martini was codified as a mix of London Dry gin and dry vermouth, garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Since then it has permeated American culture and become an unrivaled symbol of sophistication. In its famous conical glass, the martini is a visual currency the world over, on millions of menus and neon signs. In many ways the martini is THE cocktail.
Our take on the 50/50 martini (also known as the perfect martini) consists of half
Botanist Gin and half dry vermouth. This variation is lighter and more refreshing, perfect for the spring and summer seasons.
The Gin & Tonic is one of the simplest and most refreshing cocktails and it is the perfect canvas for a DIY cocktail. The recipe is simple: 2 ounces of The Botanist Gin and 4 ounces of Tonic. Get creative with your garnish and try lime, thyme, mint or any herbs or fruits available in your home.