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Killer Bee

Drink: Killer Bee

This week's mezcal cocktail packs a sting and puts a smoky twist on an original gin drink. The Killer Bee is just three ingredients: Montelobos mezcal, honey, and lemon. This cocktail is based on the popular drink Bee's Knees, but replaces the gin with a smokier and harder-hitting mezcal spirit. Lemon and honey mix with the mezcal for a zesty, easy-to-prep drink. As the winter begins to thaw, get your creative juices flowing with this inventive cocktail.


  • 2 oz. Montelobos mezcal
  • 3/4 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
  • 1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the mezcal, lemon juice, and 3/4 oz. honey syrup.
  2. Fill the shaker 3/4 full with ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds if serving on the rocks, or 15 seconds if serving “up.”
  3. Strain into an ice-filled double old-fashioned glass or bucket glass, or serve up with no ice.

Courtesy of: Epicurious