Burtons Grill's {B}'s Knees

Burtons Grill's {B}'s Knees in Sterling

Burtons Grill's {B}'s Knees ($12)

21434 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling



-Bombay Sapphire Gin


-House-made honey syrup


As one of my favorite barkeeps is wont to say, “classics are classics for a reason.”

A Prohibition era favorite, The Bee’s Knees has been making appearances on more and more bar menus in recent years, much to drinkers' delights.

In Nucky Thompson's day, the lemon and honey were sprinkled in to tame the bitter bathtub gin. Burtons Grill's offering is a little more tart than most Bees Knees I’ve had, with an almost lemonade-y aftertaste. Never one to shy away from a sweet, zesty cocktail, I'm not complaining.

With 15 locations across the East Coast, Burtons opened its Sterling location in 2016.

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