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Two coupe glasses with bees knees cocktail.

Bees Knees Cocktail

This classic gin cocktail is perfectly balance with just the right amount of sweetness plus citrus. With only 3 ingredients, it's also so easy to make!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 193kcal


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce honey simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • lemon twist for garnish


  • Chill a cocktail glass (preferably a coupe.)
  • Add gin, honey simple syrup and lemon juice to cocktail shaker.
  • Fill halfway with ice. Cover with top and shake for 10-15 seconds or until sides of shaker become frosty.
  • Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


Note - the nutrition information is using regular simple syrup not honey simple syrup.  Honey simple syrup wasn't in the nutrition database. 
To make honey simple syrup - cook equal parts honey and water over a low heat, stirring until honey dissolves. 
Lemon juice - always use fresh squeezed. 


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Iron: 1mg