Bee's Kiss

  • 2 parts Barcardi Superior Rum
  • 2/5 part fresh cream
  • 2/5 part Honey
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes and crushed ice. Shake hard until the cocktail shaker is cold. Strain ingredients into a chilled glass.

The Bee’s Kiss recipe comes from the 1946 cocktail recipe book called, Trader Vic's Book of Food and Drink. This cocktail was said to be a favorite of Trader Vic’s founder and proprietor- Victor Jules Bergeron Jr- the man credited for bringing Tiki culture to the United States in the 1950’s and 60’s.

This cocktail was once called Fly's Kiss or the Fly's Nectar by people of a certain age and is a distant cousin to the Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail. This simple yet complex concoction is the perfect drink to transition from summertime to the falling temperatures of the autumn season.

In Robert Browning’s poem In a Gondola, a bee’s kiss is likened to the lesson learned about ‘the birds and the bees’.  We’re not saying that this cocktail is reminiscent of that experience but you will be pleasantly surprised how the flowery notes and the creamy smoothness will tickle your throat, delight your belly and relax your mind. It’s sort of like…having a great cocktail.

 

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