A week ago, we celebrated the launch of a new premium gin: Thomas Dakin. Distilled in small batches in Manchester with 11 botanicals, including horseradish, this distinctive gin is named after the founder of the first English gin.
That same day, we had an epiphany.
Bee’s knees. The. best. cocktail. in. the. world.
Maybe it was the quality gin (probably!), maybe it was the talented mixologists, maybe we had too much to drink already (probably…) or maybe it was a mix of all of the above, but it was delicious!
Need I say more? I didn’t think so. So for a refreshing Bee’s Knees in the summer, you will need:
- 50ml of Gin (preferably Thomas Dakin, I’m convinced!)
- 10ml of runny honey (I wanna cry)
- 5 ml of water
- 15ml of fresh lemon juice (fresh we said!)
- a slice of orange or lemon for garnish
The preparation is pretty simple if you have the right utensils. Now I know not everyone has a shaker at home but it would by worth investing, trust me.
Stir the honey into the water until dissolved to make a syrup. Pour into a cocktail shaker with the gin, lemon juice and a couple of ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Add the orange or lemon slice.
Drink. Enjoy. Have another one. ❤