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The Bee’s Knees

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I’m all about classic cocktails, and I find it the easier the better when it comes to creating drinks for entertaining.  With my Meyer lemon tree in full “fruit mode”, I wanted to whip something up that I could add to my “party drink” repertoire.

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A cocktail with a fun name never hurt either…

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The Bee’s Knees 

  • 2 oz gin (I used Hendrick’s for a cucumber infused kick!)
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz honey syrup (1 oz honey + 1 oz hot water)
  1. Mix above ingredients in an ice filled shaker.
  2. Strain into lowball glass and enjoy!
  3. Garnish with an orange slice or halved kumquats.

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Blood Orange Gin Fizz

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Blood Orange Gin Fizz

  • 1 oz Gin
  • Juice of 1 Blood Orange
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 4 oz Club Soda
  1. Mix gin and blood orange juice together in a collins glass.
  2. Add powdered sugar and club soda for an instant fizzy treat!
  3. Indulge 🙂


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Gin-ger Fizz

Cucumber Gin Fizz

After whipping up some “homemade ginger ale” kits for Christmas gifts, I had a little extra syrup and wanted to put it to good use!

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Gin-ger Fizz

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2-3 inches of peeled cucumber

Muddle cucumber in a cocktail shaker (you really want to release the juices). Add lime juice, gin and simple syrup.  Shake thoroughly until chilled through.  Strain into an low ball glass and top with club soda and an XL ice cube.

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Tom Collins

Gin Tom Collins

With the influx of Meyer lemons at my disposal, they have taken center stage in my cooking (can you tell? Lemon Bars, Petrale Sole in Lemon Sauce, Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing…) AND bar-tending.

Tom Collins

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 tsp of Marashino or Luxardo Cherry syrup 
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry
  • 1 orange slice 

Mix gin, juice and syrup in an ice filled cocktail shaker.  Strain into an ice filled glass and stir in some cherry syrup and garnish with a cherry and orange slice!

Cocktail PourMarashino syrup will result in a more pink colored drink, but the Luxardo syrup is just as a tasty!

Cheers!

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Rosewater Rickey

Gin Rose Lime Cucumber CocktailI recently bought some rosewater and have been trying to figure out creative ways to use it – enter… the Rosewater Rickey.

Gin Drink

Rosewater Rickey

  • 3 oz Hendricks Gin
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Splash of rosewater
  • Club Soda

Shake gin, lime juice, simple syrup and rosewater in an ice filled shaker.  Strain into an ice filled glass and top with club soda. Stir and enjoy!

Rose Gin Cocktail

* I garnished these drinks with mint ice cubes.  To make them I filled large square ice cube molds 1/3 of the way and freeze.  Place a mint leaf on top and fill tray to 2/3 full.  Freeze again and then fill to the top (this will keep the mint leaf fulling submerged).

Lime Cucumber GinHendrick Gin

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