Bee's Knees Cocktail

bee's knees and American beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)

this classic cocktail dates back to the days when sugar was used to disguise gin of questionable origins, aka bathtub gin.  this one is legit and makes a refreshing chilled summer sip.  

Bee's Knees

2 oz. gin

1/2 oz wild flora honey syrup*

3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a peel of lemon.

*Mix equal parts honey and water.  Stir until blended.  Keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.