Fennel, Black Pepper, & Grapefruit G&T

This is the gin & tonic to end all gin & tonics. So, I have this thing where I don't really love G&Ts, but they just have such pleasant memories associated with them (see this post for more information re: happy times + G&Ts) that I still kind of have to drink them. 

Hopefully, you find this fun combo with fennel, black pepper, and grapefruit to be an easy and delicious cocktail recipe. 

Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe with Fennel, Black Pepper, & Grapefruit. Delicious!

This cocktail was inspired by a recent Happy Hour excursion with two of my favorite people. We went to a HH not knowing it was a gin only night. I was not the *most* thrilled about that, but there was this one that listed whole black peppercorns in the description. I ordered it just because I thought it sounded weird. 

Guess what? It's weird! But in that kind of awesome way. 

Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe with Fennel, Black Pepper, & Grapefruit. Delicious!

Also, how pretty are the grapefruit pieces in these photos? It was such a pretty grapefruit. Sometimes, I like to congratulate fruit for being so good looking. 

The first time I had grapefruit was at my grandma's house. I was eight years old and was there visiting on my own. I'd gotten to fly as an unaccompanied minor on American Airlines and they gave me a set of wings (probably, plastic) and I was pretty darn cool...as you can imagine. So, my grandma serves me this grapefruit, cut in half, with a maraschino cherry in the middle. I thought it was an orange. I was wrong. I did not like the grapefruit, but I decided to eat it anyway (certainly not out of politeness), because my other option was Grape Nuts. My brother told me that Grape Nuts doubled in your stomach, so I was pretty sure Grape Nuts were going to be the death of me.  

Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe with Fennel, Black Pepper, & Grapefruit. Delicious!

Enjoy this cocktail, friends! It's the start of the week and you deserve it. 


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Fennel, Black Pepper, & Grapefruit G&T
This is the gin & tonic to end all gin & tonics.
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces gin
  • 1/4 sliced fennel
  • 8 ounces chilled tonic water
  • 2 teaspoons whole black pepper
  • 2 slices grapefruit, to garnish
  • 2 slivers fennel, to garnish
  • ice
Instructions
1. Add the gin and fennel to a glass container and let gin be infused for at least 8 hours. 2. Combine 3 ounces gin, 4 ounces tonic water, 1 teaspoon peppercorns, a grapefruit slice, and a sliver of fennel in each glass. 3. Top with ice and serve immediately.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings

This recipe was inspired by a happy hour find at the Market restaurant in the W Hotel Doha


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