Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees

Kansas City's Rye restaurant pours this classic, a honey-sweetened gin potion, which gets its effervescence from a splash of rosé champagne.Penny De Los Santos

Kansas City's Rye restaurant pours this classic, a honey-sweetened gin potion, which gets its effervescence from a splash of rose champagne. This recipe first appeared in the iPad edition of our August/September 2013 Heartland issue with the story Mom and Populist.

Bee's Knees
Kansas City's Rye restaurant pours this classic, a honey-sweetened gin potion, which gets its effervescence from a splash of rosé champagne.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • ½ oz. honey
  • 1½ oz. gin
  • Brut Rosé Champagne, for topping

Instructions

  1. Stir lemon zest, honey, and 1 oz. hot water in a cocktail shaker. Add gin and ice; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with Champagne.