Son of a Beesting
The Son of a Beesting’s lineage can be thought of in two ways. Both of which are quite as delicious as you would imagine for a drink of this calibre. The cocktail is either an ever so slightly spiced version of one of the all time classic gin cocktails, the prohibition era Bees Knees or as a gin take on the whiskey and ginger based cocktail, the Penicillin.
It’s thought that the Bees Knees lemon juice and honey were originally added to the cocktail to mask the poor quality of gin available during prohibition. Fortunately for us, we are using the truly marvellous Hepple Gin in our take on the modern Son of a Beesting, so we have no such issues!
The addition of rosewater into the Son of a Beesting helps to bring out the floral notes in the honey and lifts the juniper in the Hepple gin to the forefront - making a light and floral drink with just the merest hint of warmth from our house-made ginger syrup.
- 40ml Hepple gin
- 20ml fresh lemon juice
- 10ml ginger syrup
- 10ml honey syrup
- 3 drops of rose water
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice filled rocks glass
Garnish with candied ginger