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By: Enrique Gili on Oct. 5, 2011, 5:03 p.m.
Fennel-infused watermelon cooler

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Fennel-infused Watermelon Cooler

The subtle flavor of anise cuts through the sweetness of watermelon.
Fennel-infused Watermelon Cooler


  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thin

  • 1 pint vodka
  • 4 cups watermelon puree
  • 2 tbs. lime juice
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • fennel fronds to garnish (optional)
Time estimates

Prep time: 20 minutes plus refrigeration


  1. Place sliced fennel bulb in a mason jar. Top the jar with 1 to 1.5 cups of vodka. Tighten lid. Shake and store overnight in fridge. Strain before use.
  2. Divide and quarter a small watermelon. Cut into small bite-sized chunks. 
Puree in blender for about 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add lime juice.
  3. Pour the vodka, Grand Marnier and watermelon puree into a small pitcher. Stir and pour immediately.

Serves 4