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Elderflower bee's knees recipe

Elderflower bee's knees recipe

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Add sweet, citrus and floral notes to gin and you have the perfect cocktail for spring that will see you into summer. Garnish with thyme and lemon zest and enjoy on warm evenings. See method

  • Serves 2
  • Takes 10 mins
  • 164 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 50ml elderflower cordial
  • 25g clear honey
  • 100ml Tesco Finest The Melodist London Dry gin
  • handful of ice cubes
  • no-added-sugar cloudy lemonade
  • thyme sprig, to garnish
  • twist of lemon zest, to garnish

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.7g Protein 0.1g Fibre 0g


  1. Chill 2 small cocktail glasses. Meanwhile, pour the elderflower cordial into a jug with 25ml water and the honey. Whisk to dissolve, then set aside.
  2. Pour the gin and 50ml elderflower and honey syrup (there will be enough leftover for 2 more drinks) into a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice cubes and stir or shake until the outside feels very cold.
  3. Strain into the chilled glasses, then top up with the lemonade. Garnish each drink with a thyme sprig and a twist of lemon zest.

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