Saturday, 19 November 2011
Cocktail Hour - The Bee's Knees
This drink is great, as long as you like gin and honey. I therefore, love it. With the combination of lemon and honey, I was a bit worried it would taste like a cough lolly, but the complex flavour of the gin stops that. The lemon prevents it being too sweet, but the flavour of the honey really comes through. A surprisingly grown up drink.
The Honey Syrup keeps indefinitely in the fridge, so you can make up a good amount and keep it in a jar for when you want it.
2 shots gin
1 shot Honey Syrup (1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup water)
1/2 shot lemon juice
To make the Honey Syrup, mix 1/4 cup honey with 1/4 cup hot water. Stir until the honey is dissolved. This should make enough for 4 drinks.
For the cocktail, combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until chilled. Pour into a martini glass to serve. This cocktail has a lingering sweetness, but if you prefer a dry cocktail, add a bit more lemon juice, or cut back on the honey syrup.