Fennel gimlet

Fennel gimlet

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins plus cooling


Serves 4

This savoury, herby gin cocktail is right on trend, with fennel and celery seeds and tangy lime juice - perfect for pairing with nibbles

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal187
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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  • 50g white caster sugar
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • ½ tsp celery seeds
  • juice 3 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 200ml gin



    Gin has enjoyed a huge revival recently. It's usually served alongside tonic water (a…

  • handful of ice
  • 4 wedges of baby fennel


  1. Start by making a syrup: put the white caster sugar in a medium-sized saucepan along with 50ml water, the fennel seeds and the celery seeds. Stir and cook gently over a really low heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, allow to cool for 10 mins, then add the lime juice.

  2. Strain the fennel and lime syrup through a fine sieve into a cocktail shaker, add the gin and a handful of ice, then shake to combine. Once the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold, strain the mixture into 4 Martini glasses. Add a wedge of baby fennel to each glass, then serve.

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