The Bee's Knees cocktail was developed with a very specific purpose -- mask the horrendous flavor of Prohibition-era bathtub gin. Apparently this recipe was one of the best, and owes its name to a popular phrase of the era. The 22 botanicals contained in Tattersall gin gives this version of the cocktail extra complexity and notes befitting of summer.
- 2 oz Tattersall gin
- 1 ½ oz lemon juice
- ¾ oz honey syrup*
*To make honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and water over heat until dissolved
Combine gin, lemon juice, honey syrup, ice into a cocktail shaker, cover and shake until chilled. Place in rocks glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Citizen Supper Club specializes in the food and drink of the 1960s, and is located in the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul.