Two Bees Knees Cocktails in coupe glasses next to honey simple syrup and bowl of lemons.

Bees Knees

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bees knees cocktail, gin cocktail, honey gin cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 272 kcal

Gin, lemon juice and honey combine in this delicious Bee's Knees cocktail. Served straight up in a martini glass. 



Honey Simple Syrup

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water

Bees Knees Cocktail

  • 2 ounces honey simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice


Honey Simple Syrup

  1. Combine water and honey in a small saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring often, until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.


  1. Combine 2 ounces of the honey simple syrup, gin, lemon juice and orange juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into a small chilled cocktail glass and serve.
  3. Reserve remaining honey simple syrup for more cocktails.
Nutrition Facts
Bees Knees
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
% Daily Value*
Sodium 33mg 1%
Potassium 103mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Sugars 45g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 34.7%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.