#DOTW: Bee’s Knees

Lord knows, I love me a good gin cocktail! I think it can be so refreshing once you combine it with the right ingredients. This drink is for the grown folks, and it involves some minor “cooking”. It’s al worth it, and I can see you all sitting on your porch, or deck, or fire escape (for us New Yorkers), and enjoy this on a mild night….



What you’ll need:

  • 2 parts Boodles Gin (or quality gin of your choice)
  • 1 part lemonade
  • 1 part honey-thyme gastrique (recipe follows)

Gastrique: heat 1/2 cup of white vinegar in a small sauce pan. Add a good handful of fresh thyme. Slowly add 1/2 cup of honey to the sauce pan. Bring to a quick boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Strain liquid and let it cool.

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and give a good shake to combine. Pour into highball glass (or Mason jar). Garnish with fresh thyme twigs and/or lemon slice.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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