How to make a cocktail from bee knees


We share all the details for making a Bee Index cocktail. It consists of three simple materials and is great for the whole year! It is simple to prepare, refreshing and absolutely delicious.

Cocktail of a coupe bee with a purple flower floating on it.

On a hot summer day, you can sit in a comfortable cabin by the fireplace or outside on the terrace. A bee knee cocktail is the great simple and clean drink that you can prepare all year round.

Two bee knee cocktails with purple flowers and a yellow striped towel.

Most recently I had a bee line at Little Jacks Restaurant in Charleston. It was a rainy winter day and we were sitting by the fireplace. I ordered a burger and a bee knee and it was great.

small purple flower cocktail in a yellow coupe glass

Cocktail history of the bee knee

Read these facts about the history of this classic drink before you prepare the cocktail!

  • Created in the forbidden age
  • The name comes from the "top" slang
  • It was created to hide the taste of destitute demons. This "bath time" was in the genius time!
  • Bathtime Genie is a term for poorly harmonious homemade spirits.

How To Make A Bee Knee Cocktail

With just 3 simple ingredients you can make this cocktail!


  • gin
  • Lemon juice
  • Simple syrup with honey




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