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Rocket & Fennel Gimlet

Rocket & Fennel Gimlet

Our garden has provided a lot this year in terms of fruit and vegetables. This cocktail celebrates two of these, fennel and wild rockets. This is like the ‘Rocket Gimlet’ by Matthew Biancaniello, however I wanted to bring some balance using fennel.

Rocket brings some warmth and pepperiness, whilst the fennel adds the delicate anise flavour to the drink. It is ideal to serve with seafood and light pasta dishes.

There are some variations that can be added to this as well.

It is fresh, exciting and delicious. 

Ease of Making: Easy.

Glass Type: Coupe or Martini glass.

Taste: Savoury, fresh with peppery notes.

Recipe: Serves 2

  • 50 ml Explorer’s Gin
  • 25 ml simple agave syrup
  • 8g chopped fennel
  • 1 lime
  • Handful or fresh rocket


  • Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, having torn the rocket up.
  • Add handful of ice to and shake hard until the sides begin to ice.
  • Double strain into your chilled glass.
  • Garnish with lime wheel or some fennel fronds.


  • Add cut lemon grass as an extra ingredient.
  • Add chill for extra heat.
  • Turn this into a long drink by adding the new Fevertree Margarita mixer and ice.
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