John's Cocktail: Lost in the Woods

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lost in the woods cocktail

Recipe by John Cusimano

  • Makes 2 glassesServings


  • 1 1/4 cups chopped fennel bulb and 1/2 cup fronds, plus more fronds for garnish (from about 1 medium bulb)

  • 3 oz. gin

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 1 oz. Green Chartreuse liqueur

  • 1 oz. simple syrup

  • seltzer, for topping (2 to 4 oz.)


In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the chopped fennel and 1/2 cup fennel fronds until well mashed, about 1 minute. Add the gin, lime juice, Green Chartreuse, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice. Shake well (about 20 good shakes) and strain into 2 rocks glasses filled with ice. Top with seltzer. Garnish with fennel fronds.