Kumquat and Fennel Smash From Craft Recipe

Photo: Robyn Lee

When we mixed this up in the office, AHT editor and photographer extraordinaire Robyn Lee said: "What is that? That looks like a salad..." Appearances aside, it's delicious to drink (and chew.) Be sure to muddle well to make sure the fennel flavor translates into the drink.

Recipe from Sean McClure of Craft in NYC.

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Recipe Details

Kumquat and Fennel Smash From Craft Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 1 serving
Makes 1 cocktail


  • 3 kumquats, cut in half
  • 3 heaping tablespoons chopped fennel
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Fever Tree tonic water
  • Garnish: 1 kumquat, sliced in rounds, on a toothpick


  1. Combine and muddle the 3 kumquats, the chopped fennel, lemon juice and agave nectar in a shaker.

  2. Add orange juice and ice. Pour the entire contents of the shaker into a

    large old-fashioned glass, top with the tonic water and garnish.

Special equipment

muddler, cocktail shaker