Raspberry Bees Knees

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Try this twist on a classic prohibition era cocktail - the raspberry bees knees! Sip this as you savor the last summer patio happy hours.

Raspberry Bees Knees

The bees knees cocktail was created in prohibition era America.  The honey and lemon juice was added to mask the harshness of the gin that was available at the time.  Named for its use of honey, and as slang for something of excellent quality, this cocktail has stood the test of time!

I used my raspberry infused gin to create this modern take on the classic drink.  The raspberry complements the lemon juice and honey perfectly.  I love enjoying this cocktail on our patio for weekend happy hours!

Raspberry Bees Knees

How to Make the Best Raspberry Bees Knees

While the full recipe details are available for you below, here are some tips to make the best cocktail:

  • Lemons: to achieve the best flavor profile for your cocktail, I recommend using fresh lemon juice.  While the bottled lemon juice is quick and convenient, it just can't achieve the same level of flavor that the fresh variety can.  I recommend using this handheld citrus press to quickly and easily squeeze the best fresh lemon juice!
  • Honey: rather than add your honey directly to your cocktail, I recommend making a honey syrup instead.  The honey syrup has a runnier consistency that easier to incorporate into your cocktail mixture.  Add equal parts of honey and water to a saucepan and boiling until the honey has completely dissolved into the water.  Make sure you let it cool before you add it to your cocktail.  Save any unused honey syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Egg Whites: similar to your use of lemon juice, this cocktail is simply not the same if you use the egg whites out of the carton for this recipe.  There is something about using real egg whites rather than the packaged kind in this cocktail that cannot be beat!
Raspberry Bees Knees

What to Serve with Your Cocktails

Sip your raspberry bees knees while snacking on some delicious bites.  Here are some recommendations for you to consider serving while you enjoy your cocktails:

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Raspberry Bees Knees

Try this twist on a classic prohibition era cocktail – the raspberry bees knees! Sip this as you savor the last summer patio happy hours.

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rim your martini glasses with sugar and add an ice cube to chill the glass.
  2. Add all ingredients to a martini shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  4. Pour into a martini glass and add a lemon slice for garnish (optional), and serve.

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