Homemade Honey Syrup
Last process note here: a lot of people balk at making the Bees’ Knees cocktail at home because when they see “honey syrup,” they think there’s going to be a lot of sticky dishes and stovetop monitoring involved. But worry not. You can simply warm a bowl of water in the microwave, then stir in twice as much honey as you have water (because unlike simple syrup, honey syrup is a 2:1 sugar to water ratio). After you mix in your honey, feel free to nuke it again if you need to get it nice and hot for all that sweetness to dissolve, and you’re good to bottle it up and stick it in the fridge. All you need is a microwave, a bowl, and a spoon.
Bee’s Knees Week 2021
Finally, we’d like to put a fun Bee’s Knees event on your radar. This year, Barr Hill gin is excited to announce its 5th annual Bee’s Knees week, which will take place nationwide from 9/24 to 10/3.
The goal of Bee’s Knees Week is to plant 500,000 sq. ft.(that’s more than 10 acres!) of bee habitat across the U.S. Using the Bee’s Knees cocktail as its rallying point, this year’s initiative includes 2,000 bars, restaurants and stores participating nationwide.
But what if you’re just a humble home bartender? How do you show the bees some love?
It’s easy. All you need to do is post a photo of your favorite Bee’s Knees cocktail to social media using the hashtag #beeskneesweek and tag @barrhillgin. In return, Barr Hill will underwrite the planting of 10 sq. ft. of pollinator habitat for every photo posted. Again, keep in mind this event will take place between September 24 and Oct 3, 2021, and be sure to follow Barr Hill Gin on social media for updates and reminders.