The Queen Bee with Compass Distillers Gin Royal

A cocktail fit for a queen, the Queen Bee is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Using local gin and orange bitters, it’s both simple and delicious!


Serves: 1

2 oz Compass Distillers Gin Royal
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Honey Syrup*
1-3 dashes Compass Distillers Aromatic Orange Bitters
Garnish Edible flower


  1. Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker tin.
  2. Shake well and strain into chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with an edible flower like a nasturtium or viola.

*Honey Syrup:

  1. Combine equal parts honey and warm water.

Local Source Guide:

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Honey: Cornect Family Farm.

Recipe provided by: Compass Distillers.
Photography provided by:
 Jessica Emin, @eatwithjessie.

This recipe is featured in our 2021 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide.

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