Tasting Table NYC: The Anisette

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The Anisette

Recipe from Franny's, Brooklyn

Yield: Makes 1 drink

Cook Time: 10 minutes



2½ ounces gin

¾ ounce anisette (preferably Meletti brand)

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

⅛ teaspoon mint simple syrup (recipe follows)


Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Mint Simple Syrup
In a saucepan, bring 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a low boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Pour the hot syrup over a cup of clean, dry mint leaves in a heatproof container. Let steep overnight, refrigerated, then strain out the mint leaves. Refrigerate the leftover syrup for up to 2 weeks.

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