The Chew: Fennel Grapefruit Delight Cocktail Recipe

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The Chew: Fennel Grapefruit Delight Cocktail

Perhaps the best part about brunch is the fact that you can get away with a cocktail! So as you’re devouring a brunch dish like Michael’s Stuffed French Toast, go ahead and treat yourself to a drink! One of Clinton Kelly’s favorite flavor combinations is grapefruit and fennel, so it made perfect sense to combine them in a cocktail. Clinton did so by making a Fennel Simple Syrup, then mixed it with the other tasty ingredients for one refreshing drink!

To get the recipe, click next page.

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The Chew: Fennel Grapefruit Delight Cocktail Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Fennel Grapefruit Delight Cocktail Recipe

This Fennel Grapefruit Delight Cocktail is just what you need for a sweet drink during a brunch with friends and family. (patruby / Flickr)

  • 1 oz gin
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • grapefruit slices – to garnish
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz fennel simple syrup
  • 1/4 C club soda – to finish
  • fennel fronds – to garnish

For the Fennel Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 3 tbsp fennel seeds – toasted

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The Chew: Fennel Grapefruit Delight Cocktail Recipe Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, ice, fennel simple syrup, gin, and grapefruit juice
  2. Stir to combine, then strain into a Collins glass filled with ice
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with grapefruit slice and fennel fronds

For the Fennel Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, add the water, sugar, and fennel seeds
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer
  3. Cook until the sugar dissolves then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature
  4. Let the fennel seeds infuse in the simple syrup for 24-48 hours
  5. Strain the syrup before making the cocktail and throw away the fennel seeds

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