Lime & Licorice Libation

August 26, 2019

Lime & Licorice Libation

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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