Friday, February 13

lavender lime bee's knees

JD had the day off yesterday for Lincoln's Birthday so we took advantage of this rare occasion and crossed a few things off of our collective to do list. One of those things was to visit Taste NY in Grand Central. We had been wanting to stop in since our friend Gabriella from One Woman told us about it a while back. They sell wine, beer, and other treats made exclusively in New York state. We walked in to find Frank the owner and chef at one of our favorite restaurants, Biere in Greenport, as well as Gabriella, and Claire from Catskill Provisions. It was essentially a little North Fork reunion, I was so happy. 

Inspired by Claire's wildflower honey I decided to try my hand at another variation of the Bee's Knees - one, for Valentine's and two, just so I could say that something was "the bee's knees" out loud. We recently picked up some lavender bitters and ran out of lemon so this lime version was an experiment I'm happy to say turned out well. The lavender bitters played nicely with the botanical notes in the honey and balanced well with the tartness of the lime. 
THE LAVENDER LIME BEE'S KNEES
2 oz gin
3/4 oz honey simple syrup
3/4 oz lime juice
3 dashes lavender bitters

Slice one lime in half, squeeze juice into a large glass or shaker. Add honey simple syrup, gin, and lavender bitters. Stir, pour over ice, and enjoy!

To make honey simple syrup mix equal parts honey and water until combined.

It really is that simple.  
Happy Friday, Happy Valentine's Day, and have a great weekend!

13 comments :

  1. That sounds so yummy- I've never heard of lavender bitters, so will have to check it out! Have a great valentines weekend!

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  2. This drink sounds divine! I am definitely going to have to try it. Thank you for sharing!

    xo,
    Jessica
    www.fortheloveofbubbly.com

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  3. Yumm! This sounds amazing. Love your glasses too.

    Shae at
    www.currenthabits.com

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  4. Your presentation is always so pretty!! Sounds really good! Have a great weekend love! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  5. It's been a long week-- these drinks look amazing!! haha

    xo
    Joyce

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  6. I seriously so look forward to these posts each Friday, Lyndsay!

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  7. This drink looks so good

    Happy Valentine's Day
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  8. I can't even imagine how awesome your bar cart looks. I mean, lavender bitters. I didn't even know something like that existed, haha. I'd be so impressed with you at a party ;)

    xo marlen
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  9. This looks absolutely amazing! I'm so jealous of your bartender skills!

    xo Kylie
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  10. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! I will try it soon!
    xx
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