Bees Knees -Hwrli Bwm- Gin Cocktail




The Captain's Wife version of the classic Bees Knees cocktail we have called the Hwrli Bwm - Bumblebee. It's  a delicious Prohibition-era  cocktail of gin, honey, lemon and orange juice. Initially it was created to mask the dubious quality of the liquor of the day. However its a big winner on a very hot day. As Lavender is the most Bumble Bee friendly flower in the garden we pay tribute to the Hwrli Bwm with a Lavender garnish.  


60ml The Captain's Wife Gin
22.5 ml  Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice 
15ml Honey Syrup (New Quay Honey Farm - Afon Mel Wildflower Honey)
10 ml  Freshly squeezed Orange juice (optional)
Sprig of Lavender (ideally Lavendula Angestifolia - English Lavender)

 How to make Honey Syrup

Add 1/2 cup of  honey and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until blended. Strain into a jar and seal - this will keep in the fridge for a month.


Add gin and honey syrup to a shaker. Stir well. Add the lemon and orange juice and top with ice. Shake well. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with lavender.

Iechyd Da Hwrli Bwm!