A bee's knees mocktail is so delicious when you want a delicious drink without the alcohol. It's so easy to make, and full of honey lemon flavors.
How do you feel about mocktails? I'm such a fan. I mean, sure, I drank them when I was pregnant. But I love them even when I'm not! It's such a delicious way to enjoy a fancy drink when you don't want alcohol.
A bee's knees cocktail is one of my favorite drinks. And it has gin, which I love. But I decided to create a bee's knees mocktail version to sip on when I don't want gin or don't want alcohol. So this nonalcoholic sparkling bee's knees was born.
Really, you just swap out the gin for sparkling water. And I use a rosemary honey syrup in my bee's knees mocktail. I love the hint of rosemary flavor. Of course, you can just make a simple honey syrup, but the rosemary sort of makes up for not having the juniper flavor of gin.
- Rosemary honey simple syrup - So easy to make! We use this in our cocktails and mocktails
- Lemon juice
- Sparkling water - Use unflavored sparkling water or club soda. Make sure it's unsweetened! If you have sweetened sparkling water, it will make this bee's knees mocktail too sweet.
How to make the rosemary honey syrup:
The rosemary honey syrup is s easy to make! Learn how here! But really, it's just combining your water and honey in a pot, cooking over a low heat until combined, and then adding a sprig of rosemary to steep.
Don't like rosemary? Leave it out to just make a honey syrup or use something like thyme (or juniper) instead!
Like this recipe? Try these!
- Sage Gimlet Mocktail
- Lemon Drop Mocktail
- Orange Cinnamon Mocktail
- Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail
- Hugo Spritz Cocktail
Bee's Knees Mocktail
- 1 oz rosemary honey simple syrup
- ½ lemon
- sparkling water
- To a lowball glass or a small drinking glass, add ice until ¾ of the way full. Add the rosemary honey syrup and squeeze the juice from ½ a lemon.
- Top with sparkling water until glass is full and then stir to combine.
- If desired, garnish with a rosemary sprig or lemon slice.