This falls somewhere in between a Classic and Modern Riff because I don't really change the recipe except for calling for a specific kind of gin. The gin, called Barr Hill, is produced in Vermont by Caledonia Spirits. Why is it special? Because it's made from honey! Good job bees, good job.
-The Bee’s Knees-
2 oz Barr Hill gin
.75 oz fresh lemon
heavy .5 oz honey syrup*
Shake everything with enthusiasm, double strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon wheel or lemon twist.
*In a non-reactive sauce pan, heat 2 parts honey to one part filtered water until a solution is formed. Cool, store in the fridge. Bonus points for using raw honey.