This Easy, Classic Sour Cocktail Is Your Next Go-to Quaff

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Missing your local watering hole right about now? We've partnered with Bombay Sapphire to share recipes from some of the world's best bartenders — so you can still raise a glass in style.

In this video, New York City bartender Brooke Toscano shares her favorite summer cocktail recipe: a Bee's Knees.

Here's the full recipe:

Things You'll Need

  • 1 part honey syrup*

  • 1 part lemon juice

  • 2 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin

  • Ice cubes (for shaking)

  • Coffee ice cubes (optional — to make, just freeze your morning brew in an ice tray)

* To make honey syrup, combine 2 parts honey with 1 part water in a saucepan and heat until fully dissolved. Store in the refrigerator.

Directions:
Using a shot glass, jigger, or espresso cup, measure out and combine all ingredients in your shaker (you can also use a mason jar, as Brooke does), starting with the honey syrup, followed by the lemon juice, and ending with the gin. Add ice cubes, making sure to leave enough room to allow the ingredients to combine, then give it a good, long shake.

To serve up: strain into a glass and enjoy.
For something different: strain into a glass filled with coffee ice cubes, grate a coffee bean on top, and enjoy.

For more recipes and fun at-home projects, check out our Create from Home hub.

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Eve Epstein

Eve Epstein is the VP of content and editor-in-chief of Hunker. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014) and "The Scratch and Sniff Book of Weed" (Abrams, 2017).