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The bee's knees

The bee's knees


2 oz. honey
1 oz. hot water
1 tsp. bee pollen granules
2 oz. gin
1 oz. lemon juice
1 sprig lavender

"I love this one," L.A. chef Jonathan Rollo said of this classic cocktail, which dates back to Prohibition. "It has a great combination of flavors and the aromas are awesome."


Mix honey with hot water to dissolve into a syrup. Place bee pollen in a shaker tin and muddle. Add honey syrup, gin, lemon juice and ice to the tin. Cover and shake for 5 to 10 seconds. Place a strainer over the tin and pour contents into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with lavender.

Serves 1

Photo: © 2017 Lori Fusaro