The Honey Bee's Knees

Fresh Lavender-Infused No. 209 Gin Cocktail

Lucy Restaurant and Bar mixes up the Honey Bee's Knees

This week we are cele­brating our good friend and devoted polli­nator, the honey bee. If it weren’t for her hard work and dedi­cation, this cocktail, made with fresh lavender, wouldn’t be possible. Vincent Lee, the equally dedi­cated barman at Lucy Restaurant and Bar at Bardessono, also played a hand. We are taking the liberty of calling it, pursuant to this, The Honey Bee’s Knees, in honor of the little buzzers role and because it is just that good.

The Honey Bee’s Knees

by Vincent Lee of Lucy Restaurant and Bar at Bardessono

Ingre­dients

1 3/4 oz No. 209 Gin
3/4 oz Meyer lemon juice
3/4 oz lavender syrup
3 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters

Shake all ingre­dients briskly with ice and strain over fresh ice in a low ball. Top with Fever Tree soda water and garnish with a lemon wheel and a sprig of fresh lavender.

To make the lavender syrup

Bring 10–15 sprigs of fresh lavender (you can see where Lucy’s bar gets some of its lavender in the photo above), 1 cup sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and cool.
 
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