Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Lime Twist (Garnish)
0 units of alcohol per serve
Dissolve the Honey with the Tanqueray and lemon juice in the bottom of a Shaker.
When fully incorporated, shake and fine strain into a chilled Coupe Glass.
Top with Champagne.
- Garnish with a Lemon Twist.
11.7 g per serve
During prohibition, many bartenders turned to honey as a way to sweeten their drinks and make the alcohol more palatable.
History of the drink
For a great many years it was believed that the Bee's Knees originated in America during Prohibition, when it was reported that the cocktail's lemon juice and honey concealed the subpar gin. The drink can now be credited to Mrs J.J. Brown of Denver and Paris thanks to cocktail expert Jared Brownan. The Standard Union from Brooklyn, New York published an article about, the then-current trend of women's-only bars in Paris, France on 22 April 1929. According to this story, the genuine origins of this drink appeared at an American millionaire's party in Paris.