Bee Sting

[Photographs: Melody Fury]

At Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin, Texas, local Republic Tequila Reposado is used in this Bee's Knees variation.

Recipe from Rachael Davis of Lucy's Fried Chicken in Austin, Texas.

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Bee Sting

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer, martini glass


  • For honey syrup:
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 1/2 ounce hot water
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 jalapeno slice, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce honey syrup
  • Garnish: jalapeno slice and lemon twist


  1. 1

    Stir honey and hot water together to make honey syrup.

  2. 2

    Muddle jalapeno in the shaker gently. Add tequila, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Fill shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish. Serve straight up.

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