Honey in cocktails? Yes, please. Invented during the Prohibition era, the Bees Knees is a simple gin sour with one notable difference – it’s sweetened with honey syrup.
As the legend goes, resourceful bootleggers of the 1920s made gallons of the now-famous, foul-tasting, (sometimes-deadly!) bathtub gin. The bottles were too tall to fit in kitchen sinks, so they were forced to move the operation to the bathtub. In order to conceal the taste of the industrial alcohol, a wave of sweeter-than-usual cocktails were invented, including the Last Word, the Mint Julep, the French 75 and the Bees Knees.