Fennel Delight

This Labor Day weekend, impress your friends with a cocktail they've never had before. Try one or all three of these sophisticated sips, sure to please every palate.

Sip in style this weekend

Whether you and your crew prefer rum, gin or exotic mescal, serve up one of these posh libations at your next get-together.

Fennel delight

Recipe adapted from Smith & Ratliff

Yields 1 cocktail


  • 2-3 slices of a fennel bulb
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1-1/2 ounces mescal


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle fennel slices with the simple syrup and lime juice.
  2. Add grapefruit juice and mescal.
  3. Shake, strain into a coupe and garnish with a fresh fennel frond.

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Comments on "Classy cocktails for Labor Day"

Hannah February 16, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Yum yum yum!! Thanks for the delicious recipes, I will certainly be trying these out!

Heather September 02, 2012 | 2:20 PM

I have made something similar to this for a pool party. It was a hit! Try making it with other fruit options too. Make sure your grapefruit is sweet not soar.

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