Bee's Knees Week!
We are one of many locations across the US, that will be creating a signature "Bee's Knees" cocktail to be featured on our fall drink menu. Order one during the week of September 23rd - October 2nd. For more information visit https://caledoniaspirits.com/bees-knees-week/
Be sure to tag a photo of your cocktail and post it using the hashtag #beeskneesweek and tag @barrhillgin. For every photo posted, Barr Hill will plant 10 square feet of lush green bee habitat including lots of native wild flowers!
Since 2017 Bee’s Knees Week has grown into the largest sustainability initiative in the spirits industry, bringing together a passionate community of environmental stewards and cocktail enthusiasts. Thank you for joining us for Bee’s Knees Week 2022. Together, we can drink the best and save the bees!
What is a Bee's Knees Cocktail?
The phrase “bee’s knees” was prohibition-era slang for “the best.” This classic cocktail born from the prohibition era combines gin, lemon, and honey. The Bee’s Knees cocktail is especially important to the Barr Hill family. Each year we celebrate Bee’s Knees Week, a spotlight on the importance of bees in our food and drink system, and a community of bartenders working together to save the bees.
2 oz Barr Hill Gin (Order a bottle online or find a store near you)
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz Raw Honey Syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part hot water. Let cool.)
Lemon Twist Garnish
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a shaker, add ice, shake, then double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add garnish.
Barr Hill Gin is our ode to the hardworking bees of the Northeast. Each batch is distilled in our custom-built botanical extraction still. The juniper-forward botanicals are brought to a perfect balance by the floral depth of the raw honey. The results are distinctive and unparalleled. How do we extract such complexity from simple raw materials? Our secrets are kept in the hive.