There’s no end in sight to the canned cocktail craze that is sweeping the nation!
On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we’re sampling a ready-to-drink (RTD) riff on the classic Bee’s Knees cocktails which was invented by Frank Meier, an Austrian-born, part Jewish bartender who was the first head bartender at the Ritz in Paris in 1921, when its Cafe Parisian opened its doors.
Black Button Distilling of Rochester, NY is the maker of CanBee Cocktails, the brand name of this RTD canned classic concoction. Here’s what they have to say about their bubbly take on the Bee’s Knees:
Founded by a seasoned Black Button Distilling spirits team alongside professional beekeepers, CanBee Cocktails is a buzzy new brand of award-winning canned cocktails made with small-batch gin and real, simple ingredients. The ready-to-drink variety of the original Bee’s Knees is composed of farm-fresh honey and handcrafted gin, CanBee Cocktails aims to bring awareness to essential bee conservation efforts that preserve their vital presence within our delicate ecosystem.
Created with only natural ingredients, CanBee’s classic Bee’s Knees canned cocktail features farm-fresh honey, real lemon and expertly crafted, small-batch gin with no artificial flavors or colors. The effervescent cocktail tastes as if it was just freshly shaken behind the bar. With the convenience of a can, people are able to enjoy CanBee anywhere, with it arriving just in time for the summer season of picnics, BBQs, and beach trips. When enjoying summer food and cocktails, remember that insect pollinators like bees are responsible for one third of every mouthful of food that you eat, an important fact that CanBee Cocktails recognizes and wanted to acknowledge within their mission.
Canned cocktails with a cause! We can definitely appreciate and respect that. But how does the cocktail taste, you ask? That’s what we’re here to find out. Go ahead and click the play button on the following video to hear our thoughts:
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