Blossoming Bee's Knees

Blossoming Bee’s Knees

Grab your cocktail shaker and mix up this Blossoming Bee’s Knees right in time for Mother’s Day! Made with 5 ingredients like Silks Gin, honey, lemon juice, rosewater, and Yes Way Rosé Bubbles. It’s the perfect mixed drink to sip on for the celebration! 

I partnered with SILKS Irish Dry Gin to make the Blossoming Bee’s Knees! Recipe and ideas are my own.

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The Blossoming Bee’s Knees

Have you had a Bee’s Knees cocktail before? It’s fresh, fun, and a lil fancy! I like to make these cocktails for special occasions because they’re a real crowd-pleaser, so Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show off those mixology skills and make this unique, signature drink for mom. And even though this Mother’s Day will be a little different for me now that I’m expecting, I’ll still be sipping on some fun mocktails for the celebration. 

The Blossoming Bee’s Knees is crafted with some quality ingredients like SILKS Gin and Yes Way Rosé Bubbles. Both add distinctive flavors and depth to this original cocktail. Interested in seeing how I mixed these ingredients together to create one flavorful libation? Keep reading to find out!

Blossoming Bee's Knees

Tell Me More About Silks Gin

The creators of SILKS Gin, Marie and Sally Anne Cooney are a beekeeping mother and daughter duo who did not have to look far for inspiration when developing the recipe for their gin. This spirit is distilled by hand in small copper still batches using a blend of 14 unique botanicals foraged from the family’s apple orchards. 

This mixture of botanicals includes, but is not limited to apple blossom, honey, elderflower, and hawthorn blossom which are soaked and infused for 24 hours before slow distilling with vapor infusion. This distinct and traditional distillation process is what gives SILKS Gin its unique flavor.

P.S the name “Silks” is inspired by the colorful jockey silks worn at the historic Bellewstown racecourse, seen from the distillery.

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Blossoming Bee's Knees

Ingredients for the Blossoming Bee’s Knees

See what I used to craft up this signature cocktail and don’t forget to top it with something pretty too! 

  • Gin: the key to quality cocktails is using premium ingredients and that starts with your spirit. For this tipple, I used SILKS Gin, it’s the perfect harmony of apple blossom, Irish honey, and elderflower flavors. 
  • Honey syrup: for a touch of sweetness add some honey. This ingredient is a staple in Bee’s Knees but can be substituted for agave syrup or simple syrup if preferred. 
  • Lemon Juice: A squeeze of fresh lemon juice gives just the right balance to the sweet honey and the smooth gin. 
  • Rosewater: a few drops of rosewater add depth and lightly sweetened floral notes to this cocktail.
  • Yes Way Rosé Bubbles: for a burst of effervescence top this mixed drink with Yes Way Rosé Bubbles. With bright notes of white wildflowers, apricot, and pink grapefruit zest. 
  • Lemon round and edible flowers: garnish this gorgeous mixed drink with a lemon round and edible flowers. I recommend using lavender, pansies, and violets.
Blossoming Bee's Knees

How To Make a Blossoming Bee’s Knees

Time to shake up something special! Grab your cocktail shaker and favorite cocktail glass and let’s get started. 

Start by adding SILKS Gin, honey syrup, lemon juice, rosewater, and ice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until the outside is chilled.

Next, strain the cocktail mixture into a coupe glass or your favorite cocktail glass. Top it with Yes Way Rosé Bubbles and if desired, garnish with a lemon round and edible flowers. Enjoy!

Blossoming Bee's Knees

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Blossoming Bee’s Knees

The Blossoming Bee’s Knees is made with SILKS Gin, honey, lemon juice, rosewater, and Yes Way Rosé Bubbles for a unique libation to sip on.
Prep Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bee’s Knees Cocktail
Yield: 1


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Coupe Glass


  • oz SILKS Irish Dry Gin
  • ¾ oz honey syrup
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • 3 drops rosewater
  • 3 oz Yes Way Rosé Bubbles
  • Lemon round, edible flowers, for garnish


  • Add SILKS Irish Dry Gin, honey syrup, lemon juice, rosewater and ice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.
  • Strain cocktail mixture into a coupe glass. Fill glass with Yes Way Rosé Bubbles. If desired, garnish with a lemon round and edible flowers.

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