Bee’s Knees Week + the Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

Bee’s Knees Week is not only a celebration of the Bee’s Knees cocktail but an opportunity to spotlight the importance of bees in our food and drink system. We are working to help save the bees.

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail: This cocktail is from the Prohibition Era. The term “Bee’s Knees” was slang for ‘the best’. Back then the addition of honey and citrus was used to mask the taste and smell of bathtub gin.

Save the Bees: Without bees, our agricultural system would completely change. Coffee, avocado, potato, and many more fruits, vegetables, and nuts would not be pollinated and wouldn’t grow. We use raw northern honey in the crafting of our Barr Hill spirits and it is our duty to help save the bees, both to protect our future and the beekeepers we support and for the greater cause: the future of agriculture and humanity as we know it.

September 24-30, 2018 is Bee’s Knees Week. During this week, the Breckenridge Distillery is one of 350 bars and restaurants participating in Bee’s Knees Week and you can help support. Our Bee’s Knees cocktail is helping SAVE THE BEES. So drink up. Can’t make it in? Click the link below to donate to some amazing bee or pollinator organizations.



1oz honey simple
1/2oz lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Garnish: lemon zest and half honey stick
*Honey simple. Add 1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, half cup honey over medium heat. Stir until dissolved and let cool

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