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.
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!