Bee’s Knees cocktail

Makes 1 seriously strong cocktail

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This classic cocktail dates back to Prohibition. The honey and lime juice likely helped to mask the flavor of bathtub gin! Today, make this drink with a smooth modern Plymouth-style gin (these gins highlight more subtle aromatics and leave the juniper in the forest). Try adding a thyme or lavender sprig to the shaker for a different take on the classic.

¼ cup (2 ounces) gin

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Swirl the shaker to melt the honey into the lemon juice. Top with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass.