Inspired by a drink from Monarch & the Milkweed in Burlington, Vermont, this twist on the classic Bee’s Knees cocktail features the refreshing botanical flavor of gin complemented by the delicate floral note of lavender. Fresh lemon juice and honey lend a touch of brightness and sweetness to create the perfect spring cocktail.
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon room-temperature water
- 1 ½ ounces gin
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 dashes lavender bitters, such as Scrappy’s
- Lemon peel and dried lavender flowers for garnish
- Step 1
Add honey and water to a cocktail shaker; stir until the honey is dissolved. Add gin, lemon juice and lavender bitters and fill the shaker three-fourths full of ice. Cover and shake until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a glass and garnish with lemon peel and dried lavender flowers, if desired.
Serving Size: 1 cocktail Per Serving: 150 calories; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 12g; added sugar 11g; vitamin a iu 1IU; vitamin c 9mg; folate 5mg; sodium 2mg; calcium 3mg; magnesium 2mg; phosphorus 4mg; potassium 32mg.