The Bee’s Knees is a classic cocktail traditionally made with gin, honey, and lemon juice. In this recipe, we also added a splash of orange juice which was made popular by the mixologist David Embury in his 1948 book The Fines Art of Mixing Drinks in which he says, "The addition of a small amount of orange juice makes for an interesting variation".
This recipe is strong, yet refreshing and sweet, made with our Njord Distilled Slow Sloe gin for added sweetness.
For a single drink:
1 cl honey
2 cl freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cl freshly squeezed orange juice
An orange zest twist, for garnish
- Add gin and honey to a shaker and stir until the honey dissolves.
- Add the lemon and orange juice and top up with ice. Shake well.
- Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist.
Get the Njord gin Distilled Slow Sloe used in this recipe here.