I had a very busy month in January with lots of travel. It was a great month for both learning and family time but was exhausting. The week’s Weekend Indulgence comes from the Gibson Lounge at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. I was there for the Alt Summit conference. The cocktail was so enjoyable that I asked the bartender about the ingredients. After I got home I experimented to make sure the balance was right. Enjoy! ~Elizabeth
Queen Bee’s Knees
3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
1 ounce Honey Syrup
2 ounces Beehive Gin (See Tips)
Citrus Peel for garnish (Optional)
1. First you make the Honey Syrup (Instructions Below)
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, honey syrup, gin, and ice. Shake well.
3. Pour in a stemmed glass and garnish, if desired.
Beehive Gin is widely available in Utah and can be purchased via K&L Wine Merchants if they ship to your state. Alas, they do not ship to me, so I used a gin produced in my home state of Tennessee.
1/3 cup Honey
1/3 cup Water
Place ingredients in a small glass jar and heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If mixture does not fully combine heat an additional 15 seconds and stir again. Allow to cool. Cover tightly and store in refrigerator.
Honey Syrup is a great substitute for Simple Syrup in cocktails.