Friday, August 12, 2011

{guest post} the bee's knees cocktail from la petite coquin

I'm delighted to be guest posting at Postcards & Pretties today; there are few blogs more divine, but I know you all agree! Today, I thought I'd share one of passions: a perfectly crafted cocktail! From time to time I worry that I'm the drunk wedding blogger, and my hearty affection for libations concerns my readers-after all, I post a different cocktail every Friday, and after almost a year there are no signs of slowing! The truth is that despite our impressive stockpile of bottles, they rarely get opened unless we're throwing a cocktail party. This drink, the Bee's Knees, is perfect for a summer celebration-three ingredients are simple enough for anyone to mix together, and if you run out of gin, you can use nearly any kind of spirit in its place! 
The Bee's Knees

2 oz of gin
1 oz of honey syrup
1 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 5-10 seconds, then strain into a cocktail glass or serve with ice in a highball.

Notes: Honey syrup is easy to whip up in advance: just add equal parts honey to hot water and stir until combined. Cool before you start shaking.

Since the spirit really shines in such a simple cocktail, now's the time to try an herbaceous gin: Hendrick's and Bluecoat are some of my favorites. As delicious as gin is delicious in this drink, try rum or tequila if you'd prefer something else. Better yet, make three, each with a different kind of liquor! Cheers, everyone!


  1. Oh, that looks so good! The honey syrup sounds delicious. I can't wait to try this!

  2. sounds delicious! i am a sucker for anything with lemon :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. oh holy mother, this is happening tonight! Lena, I have no concerns about your healthy love for a good cocktail - I'm with ya, love. There's something so rewarding about coming home from a long work week and mixing yourself up something fancy like this Bee's Knees cocktail. I can't wait to try it - AND don't you think we should have a La Petite Coquin Cocktail party sometime? Like a roundup of all the best cocktails you've shared? yes.

  4. gorgeous!! i really want to have it right now :D

  5. oh my gosh darling & delicious! can't wait to try this one!

  6. oh yumm. nothing wrong with being the drunk wedding blogger. every crowd needs one of those. ha.

  7. Yum. Looks so refreshing. Love Petite Coquin

  8. Oh yum...looks so deliciously thirst quenching!

  9. I am a HUGE fan of anything with lemon. This looks dangerously easy to drink! Can't wait to try it! Cheers!!

  10. Right on, Chris! Lena's my boo, so excited to see her rockin' some drinking inspiration. Lena, ain't no shame in your game. Drink the eff ON, SON.

    I will forever love striped paper straws.


  11. Oh Lena, you always have the best cocktails! This will serve me well as soon as Spring comes to us DownUnder :-D

    ~ Clare x


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