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A coupe glass filled with meyer lemon rosemary gin cocktail with a fresh sprig of rosemary and sliced meyer lemons around the glass.

Meyer Lemon Rosemary Bees Knees Cocktail

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Megan


For the Honey Simple Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz honey simple syrup (as made above)
  • 2 oz fresh meyer lemon juice (if using regular lemon reduce to 1 oz)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary


For the Honey Simple Syrup:

  • Add honey and water to a small pot on the stove over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Let simmer for 5 minutes, or until the honey has completely dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Add fresh rosemary to the saucepan and let the simple syrup cool for 30 minutes to an hour, until thick and syrupy.
  • Remove the rosemary sprigs from the pot and pour rosemary simple syrup into a glass jar.

For the Cocktail:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add gin, honey simple syrup, and fresh meyer lemon juice to the cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass or coupe glass.
  • Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig.
  • Enjoy!


Note: You will have leftover honey simple syrup. The full amount makes enough for multiple drinks. 


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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