Cure What Ails You With The Cat's Meow, A Honey-Lemon Gin Cocktail

The cocktail known as Bee's Knees dates back to Prohibition times—the classic build involved lemon, honey, and gin. Bartender Laura Kelton of Sportsman's Club in Chicago employs Old Tom, a slightly sweeter gin, to complement the Malort and absinthe added to the drink. The finished drink is bright, a touch bitter, and with a lovely floral sweetness.

The Cat’s Meow

0.5 oz. honey syrup (2:1 honey:water)0.75 oz. lemon juice0.25 oz. Malort2 oz. Old Tom ginDash of absinthe

Combine into shaker tin with ice. Shake, pour, and garnish with orange peel.