Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Bee’s Knees Cocktail
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Canard

The Bees Knees cocktail.

With limited liquor courtesy of Prohibition, bartenders were forced to not only make alcohol taste good enough to drink, but they had to somehow mask the spirits they were using to avoid getting arrested. Fortunately, there’s one cocktail that’s just so sinfully sweet that it can easily make anyone get up and do the Charleston. The Bee’s Knees, named after a popular flapper phrase, is like indulging in golden honey, except it happens to be spiked with good ol’ gin. Be the cat’s pajamas at any bash with one of the coolest cocktails around, courtesy of mixologist Ryan Maerz from New York City-based event planning company Canard.


Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve straight up. Garnish with a very small triangle of honeycomb.


Calories per serving:

185 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 10g 3%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 0g 0%
  • Sodium 2mg 0%
  • Calcium 2mg 0%
  • Magnesium 1mg 0%
  • Potassium 20mg 1%
  • Iron 0mg 0%
  • Zinc 0mg 0%
  • Phosphorus 2mg 0%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 9%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 0%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
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