The Bee’s Kiss originally mixed honey with dark rum, but light rum seems to be favored today. Harking back to the days of the speakeasy in the United States and the heyday of the Ritz Bar in Paris, the Bee’s Kiss is a graceful drink that is gaining in popularity along with its cousin the Bee’s Knees. Its name, derived from the poetry of Robert Browning, is a coy Victorian allusion to tickling your beloved with your eyelashes. Both drinks will tickle rather than sting.
The Bee’s Kiss is an intimate drink and should be served wherever anyone would be ready to bestow or receive a passionate kiss, or at least have a cheek tickled by someone’s eyelashes.
Use a Boston shaker to blend the ingredients fully.INGREDIENTS
- 1 ounce heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 1/2 ounces light rumINSTRUCTIONS
- Shake the rum, cream, and honey well with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Dust with nutmeg.
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Bee's Kiss as found on CHOW.com