Fennel Ridgecrests

At The Perennial, mixologists Chad Arnholt and Claire Sprouse use drought-resistant fennel as the base for this refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail.

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  • Servings: Makes 4 drinks

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  • 1/4 cup strained fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pear brandy
  • 8 ounces fresh fennel juice, chilled
  • Ice
  • 8 ounces chilled sparkling hard ciderĀ 
  • Fennel fronds, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the grapefruit juice with the sugar and brandy until the sugar is dissolved. Chill the grapefruit cordial for 15 minutes.

  2. In a large measuring cup, stir the fennel juice with 2 ounces of the grapefruit cordial. Pour the drink into 4 tall ice-filled glasses and top with the cider. Garnish with fennel fronds and serve.

Make Ahead

The grapefruit cordial can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Contributed By Published November 2015

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