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Lean and Green Cocktail

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  • 5 to 8 very-thin slices fennel, plus 1 slice for garnish
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, plus 1 small sprig for garnish
  • ΒΌ cup gin
  • 2 tablespoons elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 dashes fennel bitters (optional)
  • 1 fennel frond, for garnish


Muddle the fennel slices and basil at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add gin, St. Germain, lime juice, and, if using, fennel bitters; shake well with ice, and double-strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the basil sprig, fennel slice and fennel frond.