Angel’s Breath

I had planned to make this drink with tequila, until I realized that I didn’t have any. I substituted with gin and it was heavenly! The honey syrup gives just the kiss of sweetness to the gin, and makes the drink deliciously fragrant. There is a Prohibition era cocktail called a Bee’s Knees, which is similar to this, but contains lemon juice instead of lime juice. This is less acidic – in fact it slides down so easily that if America’s Table had an official cocktail, this would be it.

5 Spring Cocktails- Angel's Breath


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey syrup
  • lime for garnish


  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a glass, and garnish with a wedge of lime.

To make honey syrup:


  1. Heat ¼ cup of honey with ¼ cup of water in a small saucepan to melt and thin the honey.
  2. Reserve remaining syrup for additional cocktails.

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