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Bee’s Knees

This classic gin cocktail is a crisp blend of tart and sweet. It pairs well with rich appetizers or a hot summer day. Three ingredients make a Bee’s Knees simple and perfectly refreshing.

Makes 1 cocktail.

2 oz gin (I love New Holland Knickerbocker)
1 oz honey syrup
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice

Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake it up and strain into a glass.

Enjoy!

Tips on Bee’s Knees

  • Fresh juice is important in this drink. Squeezing 1 lemon should give you more than enough juice for this cocktail. Roll the lemon on the counter while applying pressure from your palm to soften the fruit and release the juice.
  • Pick your favorite gin for this one. If you’re new to gin, try a more neutral flavored gin like Beefeater or Aviation. My favorite in this cocktail is New Holland’s Knickerbocker Gin, made right here in West Michigan. New Holland also makes a Blueberry Gin that creates a delicious variation for this cocktail.
  • Be sure to make your honey syrup ahead of time so it has time to chill before you make your cocktail.

Snack Pairing

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Enjoy your Bee’s Knees with smoky, sweet bacon wrapped dates.

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Bee's Knees

Bee’s Knees


  • Author: MittenGirl
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x

Description

Three ingredients make a classic Bee’s Knees simple, and perfectly refreshing.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz honey syrup
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake it up and strain into a glass.

Enjoy!

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lemon, honey, classic cocktail, bee’s knees, gin drink, drinks, homemade happy hour, gin

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Miel Milk

Cafe miels are delicious, but getting to a coffee shop isn’t always an option. This miel milk will make your home-brewed coffee taste like a coffee house treat.  

Ingredients

4 cups milk
½ cup honey
1 cinnamon stick* 
Strong brewed coffee

Warm milk over medium-low heat. You want the milk hot, but not bubbling.

Whisk in the honey until it’s dissolved.

Remove from heat.

Break the cinnamon stick in half and toss it in the hot milk mixture.

Allow cinnamon to infuse while the mixture cools to room temp. 

Add to your favorite strong brewed coffee to taste.

Store mixture in the refrigerator.

Note: You can leave in the cinnamon stick pieces or toss them out before storing the milk. 

Tips on Miel Milk

If you don’t have a cinnamon stick

Place 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon in the middle of a small piece of cheesecloth. Carefully gather the edges of the cheesecloth, making sure the cinnamon stays in the middle. Tie the cheesecloth tightly shut with kitchen string and add to the mixture to infuse. 

If you don’t have cheesecloth on hand…

Use a paper coffee filter. Place 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon in the middle of the coffee filter. Carefully fold and wrap the coffee filter over the cinnamon several times – making sure the cinnamon stays in the middle – until you have a small packet. Wrap a small piece of kitchen string around all sides of the packet and tie off. (See photo.) Add to the milk mixture to infuse. 

If you don’t have kitchen string

Use unflavored dental floss. (Seriously!)

More Coffee Milk

Spiced Milk

If you’re looking to jazz up your coffee but honey isn’t your thing, try my recipe for spiced milk

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Miel Milk


  • Author: MittenGirl
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x

Description

Cafe miels are delicious, but getting to a coffee shop isn’t always an option. This miel milk will make your home-brewed coffee taste like a coffee house treat. 


Ingredients

Scale

4 cups milk
½ cup honey
1 cinnamon stick
Strong brewed coffee


Instructions

Warm milk over medium-low heat. You want the milk hot, but not bubbling.

Whisk in the honey until it’s dissolved.

Remove from heat.

Break the cinnamon stick in half and toss it in the hot milk mixture.

Allow cinnamon to infuse while the mixture cools to room temp. 

Add to your favorite strong brewed coffee to taste.

Store mixture in the refrigerator.

Notes

You can leave in the cinnamon stick pieces or toss them out before storing the milk. 

  • Category: Coffee

Keywords: cafe miel, cinnamon, honey, coffee, milk, coffee creamer

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