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Bear With Me, Honey

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This riff on a Bee’s Knees by Morgan Stana, the bar manager at A Rake’s Bar at The Line hotel in Washington, D.C., uses both a honey-infused gin from Vermont and honey syrup. That sweetness is balanced by the delicate acidity of verjus. A few dashes of a saline solution coaxes out even more flavor.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Why You Should Use Verjus in Your Cocktails.”


  • 1 1/2 oz Barr Hill Tom Cat gin
  • 1 Egg white
  • 3/4 oz White verjus
  • 1/2 oz Honey syrup
  • 1/4 oz Orange liqueur
  • 2 dashes 20% saline solution (1:5 ratio of salt to water)
  • Garnish: Edible flower
  • Garnish: Rosemary sprig


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (no ice).

  2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

  4. Garnish with an edible flower and rosemary sprig.