Bees Knees Cocktail

Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe

Get the party started with this classic Bees Knees Cocktail recipe that's easy to follow and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any occasion!

Get the party started with this classic Bees Knees Cocktail recipe that’s easy to follow and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any occasion!.

Whether it be a celebration, a happy hour gathering, or an intimate evening with friends, the Bees Knees Cocktail will bring sweetness and spirit to any occasion. This simple yet classic cocktail mixes gin, honey, and lemon juice for a refreshingly delightful drink that’ll have you and your party buzzing through the night.

This gin cocktail has been around since prohibition with the name coming from the slang term meaning “The Best”. We’re not sure who invented this cocktail but it’s making a comeback and we can see why.

How do you make a Bees Knees Cocktail?

There are many variations on the original cocktail, traditionally the Bees Knees is made by shaking honey, gin, lemon juice and ice until chilled then garnished with Lemon although some people prefer mint and others a sprig of Thyme.

Our Bees Knees Cocktail recipe keeps things simple but uses our own LemonTop Gin.


  • 25ml LemonTop Gin
  • 25ml dry gin
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • Lemon zest and a sprig of mint to serve
  • Ice
  • Boiling water


In a shaker, mix the honey and a splash of boiling water, and mix well until the honey is nice and thin. Add the gins, lemon juice and ice, and shake well until the drink is chilled. Strain into your glass and garnish with lemon zest and mint.

Enjoy your Cool and Refreshing Bees Knees Cocktail!

Take a sip and enjoy your freshly shaken cocktail! The subtle sweetness from the honey liqueur and the fresh flavour of lemon pair perfectly together, creating a cool and refreshing beverage that’s sure to be a hit at any party. Serve it up chilled, or add a few cubes of ice while you’re shaking it to keep it cold. Cheers!

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Make it with Yorkshire Honey

Why not shop local and use natural Yorkshire Honey.  Thier Heather Honey is a well-rounded honey with a hint of vanilla and lime and is a great source of natural energy.

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