This week on the Drop Shop we bring you a Yuzu Sec. Wildly aromatic and untameable, this sought after and far flung beaut can hold up to mezcal smoke and brandy spice alight. But for this release we offer a simpler mix, a Prohibition Era classic, a contemporary barkeeper favorite, the Bee's Knees.
Created by Frank Meier, the famed head of the Ritz Bar in Paris, the Bee's Knees is a fluffy mix of lemon, gin, and honey. Clean and floral with a clean botanical kick, this is a crusher.
But try swapping out that gin with Yuzu Sec, bumping down the honey a bit, and you are for a ride!
2oz Primates: Wanderlust ≠ Lost Wandering: Yuzu Sec
.75oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5 Honey Syrup*
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake for a good long time, or until you hand freezes to the shaker. Fine strain into a chilled Coupe glass. Smile.
*Combine 2 parts clover honey to 1 part water. Stir.