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Author Notes: surprisingly delicious —eyeoftheavocado
fennel lavender simple syrup
- 1/4 cup wild lavender (washed, dried & picked)
- 1/3 cup fine sugar
- 1/3 cup filtered water
- 1/3 cup chopped fennel frond or bulb or both, finely chopped
- a dashes sea salt
lavender fennel chase manhattan
- 2 ounces favorite gin
- 1/2 ounce lavender fennel simple syrup
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
- a handfuls ice
- using wild lavender before it blooms the easiest way to extract the oils, simply use a mortar & pestle to crush it until you can clearly smell the lavender. to make simple syrup, simply throw lavender and fennel in a small saucepan over medium w/ sugar and stir until fragrant. add water and warm until it dissolves, it might turn a syrupy brown, no worries. let come to room temperature and strain.
- while lavender/fennel simple syrup is coming to room temperature squeeze the oranges, each orange squeezed yields about 2 ounces. if you want several drinks, squeeze several oranges.
- into your shaker add your ice, your gin, lavender simple syrup, and oj. shake it for a good 30 seconds and then strain into your favorite cocktail glass.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Fresh Herbs
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Fennel
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