Bitters give a cocktail that certain something, and in this Lavender Bee's Knees they are the key ingredient. The addition of lavender bitters creates a delicious twist on a classic gin cocktail.
Garnish with a sugar rim to make your cocktail extra special. Run a slice of lemon around part or all of the rim of your glass, then dip it into a shallow dish filled with sugar. I used colored sugar in the photos here, but that's entirely up to you!
Makes 1 Lavender Bee's Knees cocktail.
Combine everything together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a glass.
Tips on Lavender Bee’s Knees
There are only 4 ingredients, so fresh juice is a must in this drink. One lemon should provide enough juice for at least 2 cocktails. Before you cut into it, roll your lemon on the counter while firmly pressing down to help the lemon release as much juice as possible.
Head over to my cocktail syrups page for my honey syrup recipe. Be sure to make the syrup ahead of time so it has lots of time to chill before you make your cocktail. Shaking up a cocktail with warm syrup will make the ice start to melt in the shaker, releasing water into your drink.
You can garnish with a thin slice of lemon or twist of lemon rind, but my favorite garnish for a Lavender Bee's Knees is a sugar rim. How to: Before you make your cocktail, run a lemon slice on the edge of your glass and dip the glass into a shallow plate of raw or colored sugar.
The tartness of this Lavender Bee's Knees cocktail goes perfectly with the salty richness of Bacon Wrapped Dates.