Daytona Beach draws food and drink lovers to Florida, especially with it Daytona Beach Ale Trail. However, beyond the beer, restaurants and bars curate top-tier cocktail programs. The Bee’s Knees cocktail garners attention as a Daytona Beach favorite. Sweet and refreshing, it makes an appearance on the menus at both 31 Supper Club and the Ormand Beach Restaurant & Bar.
1/4 cup local honey
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
2 ounces Hendrick’s gin
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon wheel, garnish
- Make a honey syrup by combining honey and lavender with 1/4 cup hot water. Let steep for 30 minutes, then strain.
- In a cocktail tin, combine gin, lemon juice, and 1 ounce honey syrup with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
- From 31 Supper Club and Ormond Beach Restaurant & Bar, Ormond Beach, Florida