Bees Knees is a prohibition-era cocktail that is not only refreshing, but easy to make at home. In more recent times, I have gained a new appreciation in enjoying simpler things like a perfectly done lager or a straight forward cocktail. The imperfections or lack of balance in these things come through. There is no covering any flaws. And quite frankly, sometimes you want something refreshing when it's a million degrees.
The recipe is as follows -
2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce honey syrup (1 tablespoon honey mixed with 1/2 tablespoon warm water)
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the ingredients to the mixer and shake it like a polaroid picture. Use a strainer and pour into a cocktail glass. Add a garnish such as lemon twist. Drink. Repeat numerous times.