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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

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. 
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 190kcal


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Citrus juicer


For Honey-Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons culinary-grade dried lavender

For Lavender Bee's Knees

  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1 ounce honey-lavender simple syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice about ½ lemon
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish, optional


For Honey-Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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. 
  • 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.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sugar: 10g