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Author: The Gin Boutique  

It’s always better when you feel like you’re being naughty right? image

It’s always better when you feel like you’re being naughty right?

This Gin Boutique modern take on the prohibition-era classic, the Bees Knees, is a little beauty. I think it’s my best yet. We take the Bees Knees mojo-classic combination of honey and lemon, and give it a little nudge into the danger zone…I present the ‘Clark Kent’. Simply:

1. Create a simple honey syrup…equal parts honey and water into a saucepan, simmer, and cool.

2. Shave a lemon to produce a zest twist. Add to a balloon glass (ok use a massive red wine glass if it’s what you have). Squeeze a few lemons.

3. Add some chunks of ice.

4. Drop in a pinch of whole black peppercorns; 3-5 will do.

5. Now add 2 parts Australian craft gin (Navy Strength if you’re going for authentic), 1 part lemon juice, and 1 part honey syrup.

6. Stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.

Now if that doesn’t flick-your-switch, light-your-fire, shnizzle-you-whizzle – well I am not sure you can be helped.

PS – if it’s a bit cooler where you are…keep the syrup warm, and ditch the ice…now you have a ‘Lex Luthor’.

2-for-1…Now that’s value!





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