Classic
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Gin • Spicy
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During Prohibition, undercover imbibers would flavor bootleg swill with lemon and honey to make it more palatable, which gave way to cocktails like the Bee’s Knees. This spicy take on the classic gin and honey cocktail gets a kick from muddled jalapeño. The vegetal bite is downright addictive.

The Essentials

Gin
Honey Syrup
jalapeño
Muddler
The Details

Ingredients

2 oz Gin
.75 oz Honey Syrup
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
2 Fresh jalapeño wheels

Method

  • Muddle one jalapeño wheel in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice.
  • Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a fresh jalapeño wheel.
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Rum Sweet Easy
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