The Disgruntled bee is a simple twist on the classic cocktail The Bee’s Knees. I love the simple but complex flavors of the traditional, but I wanted to see if I could add more richness and depth to it.
I was on an Amaro Nonino kick for a while and was like, why not spilt the gin base with that?
After just a couple of different variations of ratios, I was thrilled with the final result. It is one of my favorite cocktails that I have come up with in the past couple of years.
It’s fun making this drink for people at the bar when they told me they aren’t huge gin fans because the gin isn’t the dominant flavor of this cocktail.
They all mesh very well together.
How Did Disgruntled Bee Get It’s Name?
I wanted to call the cocktail Bitter Bee because of the addition of Amaro. So when you think you have a name for a cocktail, you “Google” the potential name to see if it exists.
Like most times, it already existed. It was created at the bar Milk & Honey and appeared on several websites and The Educated Barfly’s YouTube channel.
The next process was to see what synonymous terms I could find for bitter. I found disgruntled in my search and knew that it had to be used.
That is how I came up with the name, Disgruntled Bee.
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Kristin Ziegler says
Just made this and it is very good. Thanks!
Carl Busch says
That’s awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Michelle Bell says
Very refreshing! Great use of Amaro Nonino….love it!
Carl Busch says
So happy that you enjoyed it!