This Bee’s Knees cocktail is a classic. The drink originated during Prohibition but is still a fresh and delicious libation for today!

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared a cocktail recipe here on Inspired by Charm, so I thought we’d change that today with this Bee’s Knees cocktail!

I’ve been waiting to make this cocktail recipe for a while now, and with sunnier skies and warmer temperatures outside, I finally was inspired to do so.

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

Bees Knees Cocktail:

In case you haven’t heard of a Bee’s Knees cocktail, it actually dates back to the Prohibition Era. The drink came about when citrus and honey were used to disguise the rather pungent smell and flavor of bathtub gin.

But don’t let its history scare you away. This Bee’s Knees cocktail is … well … the bee’s knees (a.k.a.the best)! And it just might be the new spring go-to at Bayberry House!

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

A modern Bee’s Knees cocktail still contains gin, but don’t let that worry you if you’re not a fan of gin. The other flavors in the drink mask the gin. I used (and recommend) Henrick’s Gin for this recipe, however, you can use any brand you like.

A traditional Bee’s Knees cocktail is just gin, honey, and lemon. Because I wanted something a bit more approachable and “now,” I added pineapple juice and grapefruit juice.

The combination of flavors is so-o-o good.

How do you make a Bees Knees Cocktail?

Well, this recipe is super simple. Just put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy.

That’s it!

Once the froth settles, pour the drink into glasses over ice and garnish with a grapefruit slice.

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

I served my Bee’s Knees cocktails in these French wine glasses and added these golden bee drink stirrers for the perfect finishing touch.

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This Bee’s Knees cocktail is just the thing for spring and summer. It’s bright, refreshing, and loaded with flavor.

Cheers to Friday, friends! Have an amazing weekend.

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe:

Bee's Knees Cocktail:
Servings: 8 people   |   Prep Time: 10 mins
A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring
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This Bee's Knees cocktail is a classic. The drink originated during Prohibition but is still a fresh and delicious libation for today!
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups gin (I used Hendrick's)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Grapefruit slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy.
  2. Allow the froth to settle; then serve in glasses over ice.
  3. Garnish with grapefruit slices.

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

A delicious Bees Knees Cocktail recipe! #beesknees #cocktail #recipe #summer #spring

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  • Lauren at

    Sounds yummy. How many stirrers come in a packet? Didn’t see that on Amazon.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I found mine locally. However, there were four in my package, so I think that’s a good assumption.

      xo Michael

  • Elisabeth Heien at

    Due to some meds I am taking, I am not allowed to drink grapefruit juice. Ideas for a substitute? Can’t wait to try this one once winter finally leaves Norway!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      How about orange juice?

      xo Michael

  • Sabrina at

    fun cocktail, thank you, I miss pineapple flavored cocktails, this is mice

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