Raspberry Bee’s Knees Mocktail

butterfly Serves: 2

Written By Eydie Desser


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The phrase, Bees Knees was a prohibition-era slang for “the best”. This classic cocktail was born during prohibition and was made with lemon, honey and ‘bathtub’ gin, which refers to a spirit made by amateurs.  We substitute Perrier for the gin and add raspberries. This mocktail surely won’t prohibit you from having fun!

Equipment needed: Cocktail shaker Muddler (or small, long wooden spoon)


For the Mocktail
  • 4 tablespoons filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey simple syrup (see below for directions)
  • 16 raspberries
  • 2 cubes ice
For the Garnish:
  • A few raspberries
  • One Lemon slice


  1. Make the honey simple syrup:  in a small pan or in the microwave, heat 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of hot water, and stir until the honey is dissolved.  Remove from heat.
  2. Place the filtered water, lemon juice, honey syrup and raspberries in the cocktail shaker and muddle the ingredients until the raspberries have broken down.
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously. 
To Serve
  1. Strain the mocktail into glasses and add a few raspberries into the glass and garnish with a slice of lemon or raspberries.

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