New On The Bar - Cat's Meow - A Bees Knees Riff

LaShana Daniels show us how to recreate the Cat’s Meow, a drink created in dedication to Eartha Kitt but based on a Bees Knees.

By: Tiff Christie|September 29,2021

As it is Bees Knees Week, we thought it was the ideal time to indulge in a somewhat fancy riff on the original.

The drink, called the Cat’s Meow, has been created in a collaboration between LaShana Daniels from Do It For The Cocktail Culture & @karasrumquest, and is based on the dynamic and unparalleled beauty that was Eartha Kitt

If you’re not old enough to remember when Eartha Kitt first sang Santa Baby, then Daniels not only wants to school you on the woman but also teach you to make the cocktail inspired by her.

Using Rum, Lime Juice, Honey Syrup, Angostura Bitters and a float of Champagne, the drink is a balanced mix between refreshing and bubbly.

For more information on Do It For The Cocktail Culture, connect with the brand on their Instagram or click through to our podcast interview with LaShana. To find out more about @karasrumquest connect via Instagram

Cat’s Meow


  • 2oz (60mls) Appleton 8-year-old rum
  • 0.75oz (22mls) Lime Juice
  • 0.5oz (15mls) Honey Syrup
  • dash Angostura Bitters
  • Top with Champagne

Garnish with a sliver of honeycomb


Add the first four ingredients to an ice-filled shaker, then strain into a coupe. Top with Champagne


In reference to the Eartha Kitt images we have used, we have tried to reference their creators where we could find a source – 1st image – Drinking honey before a performance, 1959, (Isaac Sutton), 2nd image – Eartha Kitt onstage in London in 1958. (Harry Hammond), 3rd image – source unknown & 4th image – source unknown.

Still image of the Cat’s meow Cocktail courtesy of @karasrumquest

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