When my friends over at Wild Hibiscus sent me some lovely gifts which included a jar of Honey Ridge Farms' Honey Créme, Spiced I thought I'd better get some in a cocktail before I ate it all up right from the jar with a spoon. Then I got a bottle of Hendrick's Gin for my birthday and everything fell into place for my own version of the Bees Knees.
2 oz Hendrick's Gin
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Spiced Honey Simple Syrup 2:1
2 Tablespoons Pasteurized Egg White
2 Dashes Lavender Bitters
GARNISH: Lemon Twist
TOOLS: Cocktail Shaker
Chill the glass in the freezer. To make the Spiced Honey Simple Syrup, warm 2 tablespoons of the spiced créme honey with 1 tablespoon of water in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir until the honey is dissolved and allow to cool.
Add the Hendrick's Gin, lemon juice, spiced honey simple syrup and egg white to a cocktail shaker without ice (dry shake) and shake for 30 seconds to emulsify the egg into the cocktail and aerate to create a foam. Add ice and shake to chill.
Pour into the chilled glass, tap the lavender bitters on top and garnish with a lemon twist.
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