A Sweet and Spicy Cocktail to Put Some Pep in Your Step!

November 8, 2021
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Bees Knees

A special honey-pepper syrup gives this drink its signature kick.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


Honey-Pepper Syrup

  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked peppercorns


  • 1/4 c. 2 oz gin
  • 2 tbsp. 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. 1/2 oz Honey-Pepper Syrup
  • Pepper for topping


  1. Simmer the honey, water and peppercorns in a small saucepan until the honey has dissolved. Let the mix cool, then strain to create your 1/2 cup of honey-pepper syrup.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the gin, lemon juice and honey-pepper syrup. Give it a good shake, then strain the drink into a coupe. Garnish the top with some pepper.


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