Honeybee Sour — A Version of the Bee’s Knees Gin Cocktail

This is basically a fancified Bees Knees cocktail. I’m calling it, “Honeybee Sour.” We used grapefruit gin, lemon juice, almond extract, honey, an egg white and some club soda. This would have been great with some thyme or rosemary as a garnish but I didn’t think of it in time. There’s always tomorrow!

For two:
Grapefruit gin (click here for one we love)
Juice of a whole lemon
About two tablespoons honey
1 tsp. almond extract
1 egg white
Shake all of the above ingredients with a couple cubes of ice. Pour into glasses like these and top off with club soda. Enjoy!

Gin Fizz with Garden Herbs

This cocktail is light and fresh, and since it’s officially spring herb season feel free to sub the rosemary for your favorite or what you have in your garden!

Ingredients (serves two):

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries (raspberries or cranberries work well)
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • Two tablespoons raw honey
  • About six or seven mint leaves
  • A rough tablespoon of rosemary
  • Two sprigs of rosemary for garnish
  • Ice for the shaker
  • Topo Chico
  • Two small coupe glasses or some mismatched glassware like these.

Muddle the berries and herbs until the berries mush and you can smell them mixing with the rosemary and mint. Add the honey and muddle to mix. Add the gin, wine and lime juice and shake vigorously.

Pour equal amounts in to the glasses (they will be about half full). Top off with Topo Chico and add rosemary for garnish.

Honeybee Sour — A Version of the Bee’s Knees Gin Cocktail

This is basically a fancified Bees Knees cocktail. I’m calling it, “Honeybee Sour.” We used grapefruit gin, lemon juice, almond extract, honey, an egg white and some club soda. This would have been great with some thyme or rosemary as a garnish but I didn’t think of it in time. There’s always tomorrow!

For two:
Grapefruit gin (click here for one we love)
Juice of a whole lemon
About two tablespoons honey
1 tsp. almond extract
1 egg white
Shake all of the above ingredients with a couple cubes of ice. Pour into glasses like these and top off with club soda. Enjoy!

Gin and Sauvignon sipper: An Every Day Gin Cocktail for the Wine Drinker

Sometimes you just need a good drink in the middle of the week. This one is stout without being too strong, flavorful but not overwhelming, and goes great with relaxing by a fire.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin (this kind is lovely)
  • 1 oz Sauvignon Blanc white wine
  • 1/2 oz elderflower liquor
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Top off with Rambler grapefruit flavored sparkling water
  • A couple of teaspoons, to taste, maraschino cherry juice

Place a few large cubes of ice in a glass (this one is gorgeous and a good deal). Add all ingredients except maraschino juice, and stir. Add the cherry juice at the end and let it settle on its own. Drink.

Gin and Sauvignon sipper

Sometimes you just need a good drink in the middle of the week. This one is stout without being too strong, flavorful but not overwhelming, and goes great with relaxing by a fire.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Empress gin (this gives it the beautiful color, but other types will work)
  • 1 oz Sauvignon Blanc white wine
  • 1/2 oz elderflower liquor
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Top off with Rambler grapefruit flavored sparkling water
  • A couple of teaspoons, to taste, maraschino cherry juice

Place a few large cubes of ice in a glass. Add all ingredients except maraschino juice, and stir. Add the cherry juice at the end and let it settle on its own. Drink.

Rosemary Gin Fizz

This cocktail was light and fresh and one of my first home cocktail-making experiences with gin (and you can see I like to use rosemary).

Ingredients (serves two):

  • 1 mini bottle (or a 2 oz shot) The Gin Factory Rosemary Gin
  • 1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • Two tablespoons raw honey
  • About six or seven mint leaves
  • A rough tablespoon of rosemary
  • Two sprigs of rosemary for garnish
  • Ice for the shaker
  • Topo Chico
  • Two small coupe glasses

Muddle the cranberries and herbs until the cranberries pop and you can smell them mixing with the rosemary and mint. Add the honey and muddle to mix. Add the gin, wine and lime juice and shake vigorously.

Pour equal amounts in to the glasses (they will be about half full). Top off with Topo Chico and add rosemary for garnish.