The Bee's Knees is a classic Prohibition cocktail that blends the crisp, botanical flavor of gin with bright citrus and the soft floral notes of honey. This cheery spring cocktail is made with simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry, making it a great happy hour option when you don't want to make a special trip to the store.

Amy Traynor
Source:, April 2020


Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine honey and water in a cocktail shaker; stir until the honey is dissolved. Add gin and lemon juice and fill the shaker three-fourths full of ice. Cover and shake until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a glass and garnish with a lemon twist, if desired.


Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 18.9g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 17.8g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 1.4IU; vitamin c 9mg 15% DV; folate 5mcg 1% DV; calcium 3.1mg; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 1.9mg 1% DV; potassium 35.5mg 1% DV; sodium 1.9mg; added sugar 17g.