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bourbon cocktail with lemon and vanilla

2 oz. Buffalo Trace Bourbon

1 oz. Meyer Lemon Fennel Syrup (recipe below)

1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon

5 dashes Vanilla Bitters

Shake and strain onto a large ice cube in an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Meyer Lemon Syrup 

1 qt. Fresh Meyer Lemon Juice

1 qt. Sugar

10 oz Pineapple Juice

3 oz Amontillado Sherry

1/2 cup Ground Fennel Seed

1 oz. Vodka

Combine ingredients together, making sure that all the sugar is dissolved. Allow mixture to sit for 2-3 hours and strain fennel seeds through cheesecloth. Syrup will last up to 3 weeks.