Bee's Knees & Bowtie Boulevardier

Friday, June 28, 2013

To make up for my long absence, I thought I'd double up on the delicious cocktails this Friday. The Bee's Knees and the Boulevardier are actually two of my favorite drinks, and I can't wait to shake up one of each–or toast to the Supreme Court's monumental decisions this week!

The Bee's Knees

2 oz of gin
1 oz of honey syrup

3/4 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 5-10 seconds, then strain into a cocktail glass or serve with ice in a highball.

Notes: Honey syrup is easy to whip up in advance: just add equal parts honey to hot water and stir until combined. Cool before you start shaking, and use in iced tea, iced coffee or lemonade. Since the spirit really shines in such a simple cocktail, now's the time to try a daring gin: Hendrick's, St George Spirits Terroir or Botanivoire gins, and Barr Hill's honeyed gin would all be divine.

The Boulevardier

1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth

Combine bourbon, Campari and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass with ice; stir well. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with

Notes: The Boulevardier is the Negroni's Kentucky cousin, substituting gin for bourbon. If you're daring enough to mix dark and light spirits, I can promise you won't be disappointed by this delightful pairing–cheers!

Image by Cliff Brunk.


  1. Yum! And cheers to marriage equality indeed! :)

  2. Yes, cheers to marriage equality!

    always, koru kate

  3. These sound just lovely! And yes, cheers to marriage equality :)

    The Perfect Palette

  4. Since they are two of your favs, I must give them a go (it's a holiday weekend here in Canada so I will have plenty of time!)
    Have a super weekend!

  5. I'm so happy for those who are finally being treated equally... well they might be a little bit more talented... haha! have a great weekend!

  6. Yum! Love the sound of the Bees Knees!

    Clare x

  7. Yum! Love the sound of the Bees Knees!

    Clare x

  8. Can't wait to try these, and I LOVE the presentation!



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