1929 Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe OG Version

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Jul. 16, 2020

1929 Bees Knees Cocktail Original Version? Like all cocktails there is mystery and conjecture over the origin of the Bees' Knees Cocktail. This is if not the first, one of the first times this cocktail appeared in print. Did it originate in Paris, or was it brought there by Americans escaping prohibition?


1/6 Freshly squozen lemon juice
1/6 honey
⅔ dry gin



1. In a shaker tin, dissolve honey into lemon.

2. Add gin, and ice.

3. Shake to chill and dilute.

4. Strain into a cocktail glass.


5. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 2