Simple and refreshing with an underlying decadence, the Bee's Knees was a hit during the 1920s - probably because its prominent honeyed notes masked the taste of bathtub gin. Sub in white rum and you have an equally delectable Canchánchara.
- 2 oz gin
- ¾ oz honey syrup (1:1 honey and water)
- ¾ oz fresh lemon
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Note: this is an easy cocktail to dress up. Add a touch of yellow chartreuse, shake with fresh ginger or finish with a float of sparkling wine.