If the Gods give you lemons, find new Gods.
Or squeeze the lemons, combine with lime juice, honey syrup, and gin, and try a drink that reminds you just how good you’ve got it.
(Killer) Bee’s Knees
Makes 6 drinks
2 oz lemon
4 oz lime
6 oz honey syrup
18 oz gin
Make the honey syrup by heating 3 oz of honey and 3 oz of water until the honey dissolves. Juice the lime and lemon and mix with the honey syrup. We combined 2 oz of the honey/lemon/lime mixture and 3 oz of gin into per drink. Combine in a shaker with ice. Shake, pour and sip.
We had the drink above for the first time with a good friend in San Francisco. Never having had it before, we chalked it up to a delicious drink at the classy place she took us to. We encountered it again months later at a place called Little Branch, a prohibition-style bar in the West Village, after asking them to make something with gin and surprise us with the rest.
When we looked in our fridge today and found leftover lemons and limes, we felt our new bottle of Beefeater giving us the eye. What are two cooks to do?