Fennel Delight

Fennel Delight

Fennel Delight

The vegetal sweetness of licorice-like fennel pairs beautifully with tart grapefruit and smoky mescal in this cocktail from the Manhattan restaurant Perla.Andrew Ingalls

The vegetal sweetness of licorice-like fennel pairs beautifully with tart grapefruit and smoky mezcal in this cocktail from Manhattan restaurant Perla. This recipe first appeared in our March 2014 issue.

Fennel Delight
The vegetal sweetness of licorice-like fennel pairs beautifully with tart grapefruit and smoky mezcal in this cocktail from Manhattan restaurant Perla.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 slices fennel, sliced thinly
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 14 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 12 oz. mezcal

Instructions

  1. Muddle fennel with lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add grapefruit juice, mescal, and ice; shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass; garnish with a fennel frond.