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The New Bee's Knees

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The New Bee's Knees

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Here's an easy cocktail that is sure to be the buzz of your next dinner party. The Bee's Knees gets its sweetness from a quick-to-prepare honey syrup. And we've given this classic drink a floral, Provençal twist by adding lavender. The result is unexpected and delicious: a perfect balance of sharp, fragrant, sweet, and strong.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Mix hot water and dried lavender blossoms in bowl. Let steep 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/4 cup honey. Strain into another bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the honey syrup, gin, and lemon juice; strain into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 chilled Martini glasses.
  • *Available at health foods stores.