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By: Enrique Gili on May 16, 2012, 12:12 p.m.
Bees Knees

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Bees Knees

A speakeasy concoction fit for "Boardwalk Empire" with the sweetness of honey and the kick of gin.
Bees Knees


  • 3 borage ice cubes, optional garnish
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 teaspoons hot water
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 3 ice cubes
Prep time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 5 minutes, plus time to freeze optional borage ice cubes 

Cooking Directions

  1. To make borage ice cubes, cut borage blossoms and place in ice cube tray with water. Freeze.
  2. To make honey syrup, combine honey with hot water in a bowl. Stir until honey dissolves.
  3. Combine lemon juice, 1 ounce honey syrup and gin with ice cubes in sealable jar. Shake vigorously. Pour into glass with fresh ice cubes.

Yield: 1 drink