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A lavender bee's knees cocktail with purple flowers scattered around it with a honey dipper in the background.

Lavender Bee's Knees

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink


Let’s put a dainty, sophisticated spin on a classic Prohibition cocktail with this lavender bee’s knees. Made with a honey-lavender simple syrup, this unique gin cocktail shows off a bouquet of floral flavors with bright citrus notes that make it perfect for any spring or summer gathering. 


For Honey-Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup honey
2 tablespoons culinary-grade dried lavender

For Lavender Bee's Knees
2 ounces gin
1 ounce honey-lavender simple syrup
1/2 small lemon, juiced
Lemon twist, for garnish, optional


For Honey-Lavender Simple Syrup

  1. Add water, honey and dried lavender to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the honey. Turn off heat once it boils and the honey dissolves.
  2. Allow to steep for 30 minutes, strain and then chill. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for several weeks.

For Lavender Bee's Knees

  1. Add gin, honey-lavender simple syrup, lemon juice and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Put on the top and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 
  2. Strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist if desired. Enjoy!


  • For full tips, please see blog post.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 0
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 10
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: lavender bee's knees