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Cocktail of the Week: Busy Bee

The Bee's Knees is one of Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology's favorite Prohibition-era cocktails. Originally created to cover up the harsh flavors of illegal gin, the Bee's Knees has been making a real comeback. This week, she's putting her own spin on this classic with the Busy Bee.


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz Honey
  • 3 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • 1 Barspoon Luxardo Cherry Juice


  1. Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously until chilled.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass and enjoy!

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.