Make Your Own Rosemary Bees Knees Cocktail Everclear Featured Recipe

Prep: 5 min.

Yield: 1 serving

Proving Bees Provide More than a Buzz.

Combining the sweetener that never expires with a flavor you can never turn down, this gin-based cocktail marries honey with a few dashes of your homemade Rosemary Tincture.

Rosemary Bees Knees Cocktail Ingredients

Prep: 5 min.

Yield: 1 serving

Rosemary Bee’s Knees

1½ oz. Gin
½ oz. Honey simple syrup (1:1 honey and water)
¾ oz. Lemon juice
¼ oz. Rosemary Tincture
Sprig of rosemary (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Honey simple syrup is made the same way as white simple syrup. Use a 1:1 ratio of honey and water. See our simple syrup instructions for more.

Make It Your Own Rosemary Bees Knees Cocktail

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Created by:
Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.

Caution: Do not apply to open flame. Keep away from fire, heat and open flame. Contents may ignite or explode. Do not consume in excessive quantities. Not intended for consumption unless mixed with non-alcoholic beverage.