liquor decanters

BEE'S KNEES COCKTAIL

We adapted this recipe from Death & Co.: Modern Classic Cocktails, a book born from one of our favorite NYC cocktail bars. 

The Bee's Knees is a super crowd pleaser with the best name. What better way to show some love than to mix someone up a cocktail that tells them you think they're the bee's knees, no!? This drink is like a grown up version of lemonade with honey to sweeten it instead of sugar. Death & Co.'s version gets a sophisticated twist with the addition of lavender bitters, but the classic without is just as delicious. I still remember the first one I had at Niagara Bar in the East Village.

Today, we've served it up from my home bar in our Hometown Glasses with Austin hand-engraved on them. 

Cheers!
xomeg

BEE'S KNEES

Recipe adapted from the Death & Co. cocktail book

2 oz Tanqueray London Dry Gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz honey syrup*
3 drops Scrappy's Lavender Bitters
1 Brandied Cherry

Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a coupe. Garnish with cherry.

*To make honey syrup: In a container with tight closure, combine 2 cups of honey with 1 cup of warm water. Shake until honey is fully dissolved. 

    

 

 

BEE'S KNEES COCKTAIL RECIPE CUSTOM BARWARE
LEMON JUICE JAR SCRAPPY'S LAVENDER BITTERS
BEE'S KNEES COCKTAIL RECIPE AUSTIN GLASSWARE

pictured above: our Hometown Glasses in Austin and custom engraved Gin & Lemon Juice decanters like these.

TRICKING OUT THE BAR CART

Goodness knows that I've been itching for a bar cart for-ev-er. A complete indulgence, for sure, and so hard to justify. Except for how USE-ful it would be. "Just think how many trips to the kitchen we'd save, Willy." Not sold.

But we've been making our hand engraved Liquor Decanters and loving them, and damnit, I needed a place to KEEP them.

So we sprung for this sweet Josef bar cart from West Elm. It looks kind vintage and Bauhaus, and I loved how light it felt for being a really good size. And then we made a whole slew of engraved decanters—each with the name of different liquors and cocktail ingredients in all different sizes—everything from Gin to Rum, Sweet & Dry Vermouths, Grenadine, Lime Juice.

I love how the light comes through all of the different colors of booze, and how easy it is for guests to help themselves mid-party without leaving the action.

It's a dream come true.

xomeg

ps: We don't offer all of the decanters shown for sale, but if you want a custom set made, just get in touch!