Wednesday, March 27, 2019


1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin (Tanqueray)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz St. Germain (St. Elder)
1/4 oz Caol Ila 12 Year Scotch
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Wednesdays ago, New York City bartender Lacy Hawkins stopped into my bar for lunch, and that evening after work, I decided to pay my respects to one of her drink creations. The one that I selected was the Beekeeper from The Nomad Cookbook that appeared like a smoky-floral Bee's Knees riff. In addition to the Scotch and elderflower components, the recipe also included egg white as had Charles H. Baker's Bahia Busy Bee and Yvonne's Honey Bee. Interestingly, Lacy comes from a family of bee keepers and still maintains hives at her parents' house, so it seemed like a great tribute to her family's pastimes. In the glass, the Beekeeper's aromas of honey, floral, and smoke flew into the nose. Next, a creamy honey and lemon sip buzzed into a gin, floral, and peachy swallow with a peat smoke finish.

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