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The Fastlap is an old style cocktail, featuring plenty of gin, some Pernod, some orange juice and a touch of grenadine. The orange juice and grenadine make it more drinkable, but it’s still at heart a rather herbal cocktail.

Fastlap drink on white surface

Try this drink when you’re in the mood for a gin martini, but with a touch of something just a little more refreshing and sweet about it.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Pernod
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grenadine

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Pour in all the ingredients, and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled old-fashioned glass.