FLORENCE FENNEL COCKTAIL
2 oz (60 ml) Hendrick’s small batch gin
½ oz (15 ml) Martini Bianco
¼ oz (8 ml) Fennel Syrup
2 dashes lemon bitters
1 dash Okanagan Spirit Taboo absinthe
- Stir all ingredients on ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with thinly sliced fennel bulb strips and wide lemon zest with oils expelled over the drink. Discard zest.
- To make FENNEL SYRUP: In a saucepan, bring 1 cup (250 ml) water to a boil and add 1 cup (250 ml) thinly sliced fennel bulb. Let sit for 15 minutes. Strain through a cheesecloth. Add equal parts sugar to fennel water. Store in a glass bottle. Keep refrigerated.