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)
lemon wheel and grated nutmeg to garnish