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The Bee's Knees
MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
At Seattle's Bastille, Charles Veitch uses honey from hives in the restaurant's roof garden to balance the strong flavor and aroma of gin. Sweet but not cloying, the resulting cocktail offers a pleasing blend of botanical flavors.
2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. honey syrup*
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 round slice lemon
1 slice honeycomb (optional)
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well; strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon and honeycomb.
*To turn viscous honey into a thin syrup, Veitch adds a small amount of boiling water, thinning it until it's just pourable out of a shot glass or a squeeze bottle.