You are here: Home » Recipes » Bee’s Knees Cocktail Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe by National Honey Board Yield 1 servings Honey, lemon juice and orange juice add punch to this gin cocktail. PrintEmail The orange juice is optional. Bars in Los Angeles and New York that serve the Bee’s Knees omit it. Ingredients 1 tablespoon honey1 fluid ounce gin1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice Instructions Combine all the ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain into a glass. Note: When made as directed, the honey often forms into a giant ball in the middle of the shaker. To avoid this, combine three parts honey to one part hot water and stir together until completely mixed, then continue with the recipe.