Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bee's Knees

This cocktail is a straight-up classic with a twist (which is really what every cocktail is...shhh...don't tell nobody).  In prohibition times the Bee's Knees and it's trinity of honey syrup, lemon and bathtub gin was a popular tipple for the main fact that honey was good at masking the pungent aroma of the then-toxic gin.  The amazing gins which we now have behind the bar are great in this cocktail but I wanted to do a little something different.  Bartenders have been using light or aged rum as a substitution in the drink for years.  Expanding on that I am going to use both.  Cheers!

Bee's Knees (this weeks Marche cocktail at Henri)

1 oz white rum
1oz aged rum (I am using Botran solera from Guatemala)
1 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup (with Hillside orchard wildflower honey)
splash falernum
lemon wheel and grated nutmeg to garnish

Only Ten Bucks!

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