Bee's Knees Week
Check out these facts: In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited. A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey. One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year. An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
Mind-boggling, isn’t it? I have a new appreciation for bees, that’s for sure. This week is Bee’s Knees Week, a celebration of the classic cocktail and a spotlight on the importance of bees in our food and drink system. Participating venues will be collecting a portion of proceeds from the sale of the Bee's Knees cocktail throughout the week.
The community effort is sponsored by Barr Hill, a spirits company out of Vermont which uses honey in all of it’s products. Their award-winning Barr Hill Gin makes an amazing Bee’s Knees (and many other great cocktails, too). See recipe below.
2 oz gin
.75 oz raw honey syrup
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
Glass: Chilled coupe
Preparation: Add ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Have a cocktail, save the bees! See participating establishments.