Rhubarb Honey Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013

Rhubarb Honey Bee's Knees Cocktail

More rhubarb boozy goodness! During my recent did I almost miss rhubarb season panic, I made two different rhubarb-infused syrups for future garden cocktails. The first was the Strawberry-Rhubarb Syrup, which was a huge hit in the Strawberry-Rhubarb Gin & Tonic, and the Strawberry-Rhubarb Mojito. The second was this sublime Rhubarb Honey Syrup. It’s more subtle, and let’s you appreciate how wonderful rhubarb and honey can be together. Since a major ingredient in the classic Bee’s Knees Cocktail is honey, I knew this syrup would be a tasty variation. With any recipe using just a few ingredients, you need to use your extra good stuff. Good honey, good gin, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. I am quite smitten with this Rhubarb Honey Bee’s Knees Cocktail.

Rhubarb Honey Bee's Knees Cocktail

Rhubarb Honey Bee’s Knees Cocktail

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces Rhubarb Honey Syrup
  • 1/2+ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into your serving glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Rhubarb Honey Bee's Knees Cocktail

Rhubarb Honey Syrup

  • 3 cups rhubarb, diced into 1/2″ chunks
  • 1 1//2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups honey

Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a low simmer, stirring frequently. Let simmer for 20 minutes or so, giving it a nice stir more often than not. Smush the rhubarb with your stirring spoon every time you stir. Let cool to room temperature. Strain into a clean bottle and refrigerate.

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3 Responses to
“Rhubarb Honey Bee’s Knees Cocktail”

  • Julie Sotomura says: June 19th, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Purty! I may have to make one of these for Luc, he loves rhubarb.

  • Mama Knows Her Cocktails says: June 19th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    The rhubarb and honey syrup is a winner. Raoul mixed some with club soda for a little summer sparkler.

  • Stacy says: March 2nd, 2016 at 8:40 am

    OOOOh,that dessert looks scmouptiurs. We had several rhubarb plants when we moved to our current home 26 years ago, but somehow,they have all vanished. I think they got crowded out by the obnoxious tree that I keep asking my husband to remove. One of these years, I will replace them. I’ve started a couple other berry bushes and trees this year, so perhaps next year. Our first garden crop is always the asparagus, though that too is thinning out some. We have also been eating from our salad bowl and spinach patches for about two weeks. Not much beats a salad harvested, to table, to mouth within minutes!

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