Silly Rabbit

For this herbal spiced juice cocktail, San Diego bartender Lindsay Nader collaborated with Dave Fernie, then manager of the Parisian-style club Pour Vous in L.A. Fernie named the drink Lapin Fou, which means "silly rabbit" in French.

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This recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.

  • Servings: 1 drink

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounce pear brandy, preferably Clear Creek
  • 3/4 ounce fresh carrot juice
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse (honeyed herbal liqueur)
  • 1/4 ounce Spicy Ginger Syrup (see Note)
  • 1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup (see Note)
  • Ice
  • 1 pear fan, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pear brandy, carrot juice, lemon juice, Chartreuse, Spicy Ginger Syrup, and Rich Simple Syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a large chilled coupe and garnish with the pear fan. 

Notes

In a jar, combine 2 ounces fresh ginger juice (from two 3-inch pieces) with 1/4 cup sugar. Cover and shake until the sugar dissolves. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 3 ounces.

Rich Simple Syrup

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