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Is It Spring Yet?


  • 2 oz/60ml mandarin juice
  • ½ oz/15ml lemon juice
  • 1 oz/30ml fennel simple syrup
  • 2 dashes celery bitters
  • 2 oz/60ml ginger beer
  • Fennel Simple Syrup
  • ½ c/100g sugar
  • ½ c/120ml water
  • 1/3 c/30g fennel tops coarsely chopped


  • Rocks


  • fennel sprig and dehydrate lemon slice


Make syrup:

  • Heat water and sugar in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Swirl occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved and just beginning to simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add fennel. Allow to steep for 30 minutes before straining. Store in fridge.
  • Shake mandarin juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and celery bitters with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Use a spoon to gently agitate and mix.
  • Garnish with a slightly crushed fennel sprig and a dehydrated lemon slice.