Cocktail by the Sea: Mare Nostrum

The Taste Edit shares the recipe for the Mare Nostrum gin cocktail at La Plage Resort, Taormina Sicily Italy


Taormina is home to one of Sicily’s most beautiful beaches, Isola Bella. This rocky beach with crystal clear water is connected via a narrow strip of land to a tiny island and is surrounded by a number of resorts and private beach clubs. We spent our day at Isola Bella at La Plage Resort’s beach club sipping on cocktails and people watching between refreshing dips into the sea. The resort was kind enough to share this Sicilian cocktail recipe for what we think is a very unique gin cocktail.


Mare Nostrum
  • 50 ml Gin Mare
  • 1 ml Yellow chartreuse
  • 5 ml Sugar syrup
  • 5 ml Lemon juice
  • Fennel frond for garnish
  1. Combine ingredients into a cocktail share filled with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a fennel frond to serve.



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