MxMO 18- The Lazy Monday


My first attempt at Mixology Monday, this week hosted over at the Intoxicated Zodiac, is as follows.
Prep:

Steep 3 large casually chopped fennel tops in 750ml of your favorite dry gin. No super-premium stuff with dozens of infusions of other flavors, because I want the fennel to stand out. Steep for 5-6 hours, then strain back into the bottle.

In a mixing glass, combine
2oz of the fennel gin,
3/4oz of Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz simple syrup (1:1 recipe)
5 dashes Fee Brothers’ Orange Bitters

Add ice, shake, and strain into a chilled Coupe, or if none are available, 5 oz Cocktail glass.

Garnish with a slice of seedless Cucumber.

The name? Took me a while to figure it out, what with the cooling of the fennel, the sweetness of the Cointreau and the contrasting bitterness of the Mssrs. Fee.

So?

I christen it the “Lazy Monday”

~ by crispypig on August 14, 2007.

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