Clementine & Thyme Gin Cocktail (Vermont-Inspired)


Clementine and Thyme Gin Cocktail

Ahhhh….Vermont. It never gets old. For such a tiny state, it’s amazing how much Vermont has to offer. Countless outdoor adventuring opportunities, a food and drink scene in Burlington (and elsewhere in VT) that rivals cities ten or twenty times its size, culture, history, you name it. We just took our fourth trip up there  (in less than 16 months – eek!) and this time hit the ski area of Jay Peak (more on that another day) and then spent the tail end of our trip in Burlington and ate our way through the city. Read More

The Bee’s Knees

Bee's Knees Gin Cocktail

It has been a week at our house. The stomach bug hit last weekend and has been viciously cycling through the household – no one was left unaffected. I’m ready for the weekend (although not ready to drink, to be perfectly honest). But hopefully you all are healthy and ready for another cocktail recipe!

Honey and lemon are my go-tos when I’m not feeling so great. I’ll make a honey lemon tea to sip on to soothe whatever my ailment might be. Honey and lemon are also the duo behind one of our go-to cocktails … the Bee’s Knees. I make mine a little sweeter than how it’s typically prepared. Here’s how I do it:

Bee’s Knees
per cocktail

2 oz. gin (we’re currently enjoying our bottle of Barr Hill Gin)
1 oz. lemon juice (or try it with 2 oz. Meyer lemon simple syrup and skip the honey syrup!)
1 oz. honey syrup (see the recipe in last week’s Vermont 75 post)

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, strain into glass and enjoy!