Lavender Bee's Knees


Inspired by a drink from Monarch & the Milkweed in Burlington, Vermont, this twist on the classic Bee's Knees cocktail features the refreshing botanical flavor of gin complemented by the delicate floral note of lavender. Fresh lemon juice and honey lend a touch of brightness and sweetness to create the perfect spring cocktail.

Lavender Bee's Knees
Photo: Rick Poon
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon room-temperature water

  • 1 ½ ounces gin

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 3 dashes lavender bitters, such as Scrappy's

  • Lemon peel and dried lavender flowers for garnish


  1. Add honey and water to a cocktail shaker; stir until the honey is dissolved. Add gin, lemon juice and lavender bitters and fill the shaker three-fourths full of ice. Cover and shake until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a glass and garnish with lemon peel and dried lavender flowers, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
14g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Vitamin A 1IU 0%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 32mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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