Bee’s Knees


The name of this Bee’s Knees recipe comes from a popular English expression meaning: “the best, the cream of the crop”.

If initially Bee’s Knees was recipe based on poorly distilled gin, today it is mostly concocted with quality gin. Here, we therefore offer you a Bee’s Knees recipe based on Melifera Gin where honey and lemon collaborate with the scent of immortelle.

It is a simple cocktail to make, its sweetness will surprise you and will surely ravish you.


  • 50 ml of Gin Melifera
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 15 ml of honey water

Garnish: an immortelle flower

How to make

  • Start by making your honey water. To do this, dilute ¾ of honey in ¼ of hot water and leave to cool
  • Refresh your cocktail glass with crushed ice
  • Then pour 50 ml of Gin Melifera, 20 ml of lemon juice and 15 ml of honey water into a shaker
  • Add a few ice cubes to your mixture then shake for a few seconds
  • Finally, transfer your mixture into your cocktail glass previously cooled with crushed ice, while filtering the ice cubes


Taste your Bee’s Knees!


Our Little Anecdote

Mindful of using products that hold meaning and align with the narrative of the spirits he crafts, Jeremy incorporated honey syrup into his recipe. This resonates with Melifera’s commitment to the protection of the black bee on Oleron.

Furthermore, he selected honey from our favorite Oleron-based beekeeper, Emmanuel Rathier. It was Emmanuel who set up his beehives in the Melifera Garden. Although this black bee honey might not necessarily impart distinctiveness to the product, it brings us immense joy. It signifies that our black bees are thriving and producing lovely honey.

Tips for Making Honey Syrup

Our MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) is here to provide you with his tips for crafting honey syrup. Truthfully, it’s quite straightforward.

All you need to do is combine 50g of water (slightly warm for faster dissolution) and 50g of liquid honey in a container and mix until fully dissolved.

Remember to store the mixture in a glass bottle in the refrigerator.

Simple, isn’t it?

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