Strawberry Bee’s Knees Cocktail

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Christina Thomas is the Chief Epicurista at GO Epicurista. Christina is a hospitality consultant, event planner, food & travel enthusiast, brand cheerleader, ice cream fanatic, chocoholic, fitness lover, runner, and eternal optimist on a mission to #MakeSomedayHappen one delicious bite, sip and trip at a time.

Christina freshened up this classic cocktail with Florida strawberries and her special strawberry honey. This cocktail is so good, it could even leave people wondering how to get a fake id so that they can sneak into bars and request this drink when they crave it most! You can make your next gathering special by serving up Strawberry Bee’s Knees cocktails for your friends! Cheers!


  • Cocktail
    • 2 oz Gin (Use vodka if preferred)
    • 4 ea Florida Strawberries
    • 1 oz Strawberry Honey Syrup (see recipe below)
    • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
    • Ice
    • Strawberry or Lemon Twist Garnish
  • Strawberry Honey Syrup
    • 1/4 cup Strawberry Raw Honey (unflavored natural honey can be used)
    • 1/4 cup Hot Water


Prepare Strawberry Honey Syrup (see recipe below)
Place Florida Strawberries in cocktail shaker with strawberry honey syrup and muddle strawberries until juicy. You may let this mixture sit for a few minutes to extract more juice.
Add remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker
Shake until chilled
Strain into a martini glass or if you want to serve it 1920’s style, use a coupe glass. If you want to go for rustic chic, serve it over ice in a mason jar. This is a cocktail you can dress up or down, and it will always be classy.
Garnish with a strawberry or a lemon twist
This recipe is easily adapted to your taste. Want it more tart? Add more lemon juice. Don’t want it as sweet? Just reduce the strawberry honey syrup.
Strawberry Honey Syrup:
Place ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously until honey is dissolved.
Do not heat this mixture in a pot as you would when making a traditional simple syrup. Honey should not be heated.
Store any unused syrup in the refrigerator

Originally posted at GO Epicurista.

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