Here at high bank we love History. And because we love history we love all things classic, well almost all. Classic cocktails for example are something most people can get behind. They are tried and true recipes and flavor profiles that just work. However, an age of auto tune and apps that make your eyes look bigger for an instagram photo we recognize that everything could use a tweak now and then. Keeping that in mind this month we bring you The Bee’s Knees, a spin on the classic cocktail the French 75. This gin cocktail features our citrus forward Statehouse Gin and our secret recipe hot honey syrup (also featured on our crowd favorite Hot Honey Chicken entree), along with fresh lemon juice and some chilled bubbly this is a simple drink that is worth all of the buzz. The creation was a collaboration between a few of the bartenders on staff at High Bank Distillery, and while no one will directly take credit for its creation we have heard rumors that the employees know the true queen bee creator of this drink. One needs only to ask in person to be sent on their way to this masked mastermind. This drink is great for transition from summer to fall as it ties in the bright citrus we all covet on our summer pallets, while also high lighting the warm smooth flavors from fall we all look forward to each year.
Now lets get back to that chicken shall we? The Bees Knees is a great pairing option for the Hot Honey Chicken. Created by our Chef Todd out of the same want to make a classic into a creation. Our chicken is locally sourced and lightly battered, afterwards it is glazed in our delicious melt in your mouth hot honey. The dish is also served up with some seriously creamy pimento Mac and cheese. This stuff will put you grannys Mac and cheese recipe to shame. How do we know about your granny you ask? We have our ways. Getting back on topic this dish is a great way to indulge your taste buds and experience some truly unique flavors come together in a not so classic way. We encourage you to come in and try the combination for yourself.( You can even bring Granny)
THE BEE’S KNEES HOW TO:
2oz STATEHOUSE GIN
3/4oz HOT HONEY SYRUP
3/4oz LEMON JUICE
COMBINE INGREDIENTS AND SHAKE VIGOROUSLY WITH ICE, STRAIN & ENJOY.