Author Notes: As the gin-based cocktails of summer fade to the back of our repertoires, fall calls for a more rich, deeper flavor. Bee's Knees is a classic summertime gin-based cocktail with lemon juice and honey syrup. I found an aged rum in my liquor cabinet and was inspired to make an autumnal riff on this classic. —beemar
ounces Aged Rum
ounce Lemon Juice
ounce Honey Syrup
dash Angostura Bitters
- Prepare the honey syrup by combining 3 parts honey and 1 part water in a small saucepan, bringing to a boil, and then removing from the heat.
- Combine the rum, lemon juice, honey syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with abundant ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a cherry.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cocktail