The Killer Bee

Our Bird's Eye Chili extract is the perfect addition to the Bee's Knees, a Prohibition-era cocktail.

2 ounces gin
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce honey syrup (recipe below)
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Bird's Eye Chili extract

Shake gin, lemon juice, honey syrup, and Bird's Eye Chili extract over ice. Strain into a coupe glass and top with a splash of soda water or sparkling wine, if desired.

Honey Syrup: combine equal parts honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until honey dissolves. Remove pan from heat, cool to room temperature, and transfer to a clean glass jar or bottle. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Photo by  Sarah E. Crowder