A Walk in the Garden

True to its name, this cocktail made with celery juice and fennel-infused gin, and garnished with a bright slice of star fruit, looks as refreshing as it tastes.

2 oz. fennel-infused gin (see below)
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. agave nectar
1 oz. fresh celery juice (see tip)
Tools: shaker, fine-mesh strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: star fruit slice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake to chill. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

Fennel-infused gin: Infuse 3 sliced fennel bulbs in one 750-ml bottle of gin. Allow to infuse for 2 weeks before straining.

Note: You can buy celery juice at a juice bar or make it yourself with a juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, purée celery in a food processor, then strain the juice through a fine-mesh sieve.

Matthew Biancaniello, Los Angeles