The Bee’s Knees

Ungava Bees Knees

The phrase the “bee’s knees” was used in Prohibition times as slang to mean “the best.” This cocktail is a gin sour that’s believed to have been created around that time, and features fresh lemon and honey as key ingredients. If your guest wants something refreshing with gin, look no further.

Holiday recipe:

  • 2 oz. ungava® gin
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. honey syrup (2:1 honey:water)
  • lemon zest


  • pour all liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  • shake and fine strain into a chilled cocktail coupe/martini glass.
  • garnish with a lemon zest.

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Adam Waxman
Adam Waxman is an award winning travel journalist focusing on food, wine and well being. As well as an actor in film, television and formerly, the Stratford Festival, he is the Associate Publisher and Executive Editor of DINE and Destinations magazine, and Chief Content Officer of DINE Media Inc.