At our recent house-warming slash cocktail party, we decided it’d be fun to serve a signature cocktail. We wanted something citrusy and complex, a little herbal, and not too sweet.
The result was this pale yellow beauty – the Lemon Anise. It’s made with lemon, gin, and just the tiniest bit of pastis which is a French anise flavored liquor.
For the final touch, the Lemon Anise can be topped with a champagne float. I loved the slight fizziness & complexity the champagne added, but Dulcie preferred hers straight up.
Lemon Anise Cocktail
- 2 oz gin
- 2 oz lemonade
- 1/4 oz pastis (we used Ricard Pernod) or other anise liquor
- float of champagne on top, about 1/2”. optional
Combine the lemonade, gin, and pastis – pour over ice. Top with the 1/2” float of champagne.