Interesting new take on a Lemondrop Martini. Normal lemon drop but with Rum instead of vodka, and added some cherry juice! But personally Luxardo is much better than maraschino, especially if you are using the juice!! It has a rich, full., cherry flavor!
I get people all the time that tell me that they don’t like gin. Which I can understand… Most of the time the first interaction with liquor of beer is when you are at 21-23 and you only get the cheap stuff… Trust me, gin is one spirit that you shouldn’t be cheap with. The rail stuff is horrible. Mostly taste like rubbing alchol with some artificial flavoring to it. And in all honestly, it probably is.
But Plymouth gin is Different! And the Bee’s Knees is a cocktail for anyone who doesn’t like gin to start with.
Plymouth Gin is a Gin the is Produced in Plymouth, England. It’s does not have a big Juniper Or Herbal overpowering taste, so it goes well into cocktails and doesn’t take over. It’s my pick for the main ingredient in the classic cocktail The Bee’s Knees. We all should know how honey hand lemon go together. And let’s just say that Gin adds a depth and a spring element to the combination that is to be desired.
The Bee’s Knees
2 oz. Gin of your choice. (Clearly I used Plymouth)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Honey Syrup*
Shake with ice and strain on new ice
(You may just make a batch of it and stir it but I would add a little bit of water to lighten up the tartness. Shaking with ice adds a little dilution to it)
*** Honey Simple Syrup***
Equal parts honey and filtered water. Just makes it easier to combine and mix into cocktails. Lasts around 7 – 10 days.