Bee's Knees (by Embury)

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Ingredients

Barware

Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Bar spoon
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 333 calories in one serving of Bee's Knees (by Embury).

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

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Serve in a

Martini glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

In base of shaker STIR honey with other ingredients until honey dissolves. SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

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Rutte Dry Gin
3 spoon Raw runny honey (preferably orange blossom)
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Freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Freshly squeezed orange juice

Comment:

This honeyed citrus concoction really is the bee's knees.

Variant:

Made with light rum in place of gin this drink becomes a Honeysuckle.

About:

This classic originated during the Prohibition era when the combination of lemon and honey masked the poor quality of the gin available.

Adapted from David Embury's 1948 bookThe Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

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