Fennel gives cocktails a hint of licorice flavor. But it’s also one of those ingredients that brings the fresh farmers market feel to your glass. Here are a few fennel cocktails to try!
Cat’s Pajamas ~ Fennel-infused honey is the star of this gin and cucumber cocktail inspired by the classic Bee’s Knees cocktail.
Seven Foals Cocktail ~ This aquavit-based citrus cocktail gets creative with anise, fennel, and caraway flavors.
Rhubarb-Fennel Cocktail ~ The grassy, tart flavor of rhubarb combines with a fennel-infused vodka for a refreshing spring drink.
Fennel Fizz ~ A savory cocktail made with Green Chartreuse gets an assist from fennel and an herbal lemon syrup.
Fennel Lemon Crunch ~ Fennel syrup and basil make a great team in this vodka cocktail. (Although I’m not sure what the “crunch” refers to …)
Cranberry Fennel Refresher from The Boys Club
I love fennel! It has a fresh, mild licorice flavor that complements so many ingredients. It’s also a surprising element that will shake up your cocktail repertoire. Here are a few drinks to try that get a little help from fennel.
Fennel Delight ~ I’ve seen a lot of beautiful grapefruit in stores lately. Mix it with fresh fennel, a hint of lime, and smoky mezcal for a unique winter sipper.
Campari Fennel Aperitif ~ If you have a few leftover fennel fronds, muddle them with lemon, simple syrup, Campari, and sparkling wine in this sophisticated Italian aperitif.
Golden Bowl ~ This one gets points for combining flavors I never would have thought would be pals! Fennel, ginger, rye, orange, absinthe, and lemon (along with a hint of sugar and salt) come together for a creative cocktail.
Cranberry Fennel Refresher ~ Fennel syrup turns the familiar vodka-cran-lime combo into a special occasion.
The CSA Cocktail ~ Cinnamon, juniper and a variety of citrus adding complex layers to a vodka cocktail. Cucumber and fennel are the fresh flavor stars of the drink, though.