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The “Bees Knees” is prohibition-era slang for “the best” and this cocktail does bring out the best of honey and gin. The exact origin of this recipe is lost to history but as Jeffrey Morganthaler said, it appears in Trader Vic’s Bartenders Guide circa 1947 and called for the use of honey.
The Southside cocktail has a murky history and a confusing origin city. Is “southside” referring to New York or Chicago? It has also been called “a mint julep with gin” and Dale Degroff says it’s a variation on a cocktail called the Major Bailey which uses both lemon and lime.