Lime & Licorice Libation

Lime & Licorice Libation

The light anise and peppery flavors of fennel and arugula are tempered by the sharp lime citrus in this refreshing cocktail.

This botanical beverage is surprisingly light and original and is delicious any time of the year! Dress up the cocktails with a gorgeous garnish of lime wheels, fennel fronds, arugula spears or nasturtium flowers. 

Makes one cocktail

What you'll need:


  • Cutting board and knife
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Coupe glass or similar 


  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fennel bulb, plus a sprig of fronds
  • ¼ cup packed arugula leaves
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz gin
  • Lime rounds, arugula leaves, or nasturtium flowers, for garnish

1. Mix up a batch of simple syrup (1:1 hot water to sugar) if you don’t have any. 

2. Add the thinly sliced fennel bulb and fronds, arugula, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle until the fennel is bruised and arugula is darkened.

3. Add gin to the shaker and muddle briefly.

4. Add ice and shake for about 20-30 seconds, until very cold.

5. Strain into a glass and garnish with lime, arugula, or nasturtium flower. Enjoy!

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