signature cocktail – bee’s knees

Eric and I are currently in Ottawa for some family celebrations. When planning our trip, we decided to tack on a day at either end to reconnect with some friends in the area.

The reminiscing and storytelling was in full force last night as we dined at the Fraser Café in the New Edinburgh neighbourhood.

The mood was set perfectly during the cocktail hour at Candace and Neil’s place ahead of dinner. The selection of the evening – the classic and mildly sweet Bee’s knees


Candace explained that the cocktail was particularly popular during Prohibition as the honey masked the smell of gin. Using imported Manitoba honey, Neil whipped up the cocktails as the rest of us chatted and noshed a variety of salsas and Asiago cheese. The bee’s knees is the perfect blend of citrus, gin and honey. Its light hue betrays its intense flavour profile. Quick and easy – a definite addition to the summer cocktail rotation.

Bee's Knees

  • Servings: 1 cocktail
  • Difficulty: easy
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    • 2 ounces gin
    • 3/4 ounce honey syrup
    • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

Note: Microwaved honey makes a great substitute for honey syrup.

FUN FACT: This post was completely captured, written and published through my iPhone!

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