There’s something uncannily luscious about lemon and absinthe. This is a brilliant cocktail that just plain succeeds on many levels. I wish I knew who came up with the recipe, but there are too many Bee Sting cocktails (with a wild variety of ingredients) floating around the internet. Suffice it to say, this one is now on my short list. Elegant, grand and visually playful with the floating anise star. A+
0.75oz lemon juice
0.75oz honey syrup
1 tsp absinthe
Garnish: star anise pod
Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with star anise.