How to Make a Fennel Yuzu Cocktail
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Prep time 4mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 1

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  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 ounce yuzu sake
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce fennel syrup, recipe below
  • Fennel, fronds, for ganrish
  • Edible flowers, for garnish, optional


  • Step 1

    Add white rum, yuzu sake, lemon juice, fennel syrup, to an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

  • Step 2

    Close the shaker and shake vigorously for 2 minutes. Double strain the cocktail into a cocktail glass with ice. Garnish with fennel fronds, edible flowers and serve immediately.

For the Fennel Syrup


  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 cup sugar

To Make the Fennel Syrup

  • Step 1

    Pulse fennel seeds in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle until coarse.

  • Step 2

    In a pot over medium heat, add ground fennel and water, bring to boil. Turn off heat, cover and let it infuse for 20 minutes. Add sugar and simmer for 2 minutes until it dissolves, strain with a fine-mesh strainer. Let it cool down, pour it into a pint-sized mason jar and refrigerate to use as needed.