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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