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Bee's knees recipe

Bee's knees recipe

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The bee’s knees really is the bee’s knees. An American-style gin cocktail from the prohibition era, this elegant drink is made with lemon, honey and gin – giving the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Serve chilled with a twist of lemon zest, or try our lemon gin fizz option below (see Tip). See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 166 calories / serving


  • 4-5 lemons
  • ice cubes
  • 200ml gin
  • 4 tbsp clear honey

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    trace 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.7g Protein 0.2g Fibre 0g


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to pare off thin strips of zest from one of the lemons, set aside to garnish. Squeeze the juice from all the lemons into a small jug – you will need about 8 tbsp (120ml).
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the measured lemon juice, gin and honey. Shake well to combine.
  3. Strain into 4 cocktail glasses and garnish with the reserved lemon zest to serve.

Tip: This cocktail is traditionally served short but you can turn it into a lemon gin fizz for a special occasion. Simply divide the above between 6-8 glasses and top up each glass with Prosecco.

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