We have a few tips so you can make the perfect Bees Knees Mead cocktail at home. It’s a sweet mead-gin libation that’s sure to create a buzz!

What makes traditional mead so special and scrumptious is the quality of the honey. Atlantic Dry Mead uses delicious floral and citrus, pure honey from Valencia in sunny Southern Spain where the bees are busy in the oranges groves every spring. So what better way to mix it up than in a Bees Knees?!

Atlantic Dry Mead Bees Knees Mead Style Cocktail Kinsale


50ml Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead

25ml London Dry Gin

25ml Honey Syrup

20ml Fresh Lemon Juice

lemon zest to garnish


1. Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the ingredients

2. Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost

3. Strain into a chilled coupe or champagne glass

4. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest and enjoy!

Buy your Atlantic Dry Mead direct from the meadery in our >>online shop here so you can master this stylish cocktail at home, time after time.

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Kinsale Mead Co Tip: To make honey syrup, mix a light flavoured honey 50:50 with warm water and stir to mix. Cool in the fridge. Honey syrup will mix easily into cocktails. If you just add honey without diluting it, it will sit at the bottom of the glass giving you a sweet surprise at the end of the cocktail!

If you want to finish with a flourish, twist or bend the lemon peel so that a light cloud of lemon oils float over the surface of the drink which makes a fantastic addition to the experience.

Two Women drinking Bees Knees

The Bees Knees is a 1920’s, prohibition era cocktail where they used to disguise the flavour (and the smell!) of the bathtub gin by adding honey and lemon. When you make it with Atlantic Dry Mead, you get the delicious honey flavour, the freshness of lemon juice and the kick of the gin.

Did you know that orange blossom is considered to bring good luck and is always present in Valencia bridal bouquets? In April, the millions of orange trees in Valencia are clothed in these delicate white blossoms with that refreshing, citrus and floral aroma in the air.

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