The North Pohl - A Rum, Pineapple, Fennel and Key Lime Daiquiri

I am in warm climates these days,
 thank goodness not in the North, where winter has clenched its icy grip.

I am in the land of Rum, pineapples, and key limes!
I am not reinventing the wheel with this recipe
 but giving you a recipe that I think everyone can follow,
to make a delicious, well crafted cocktail at home.
Tonight I am drinking my creation I have dubbed,
The North Pohl
A slightly more evolved Daiquiri

Recipe is for one cocktail
2 ounces of white Rum
I went with  Panamanian 
1 ounce of FRESH pineapple juice ( a must!)
1 ounce of key lime juice 
.5 ounce of pineapple fennel syrup* 
several dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
Please begin by chilling your glass. Either place it in the freezer or fill with ice and water, while you prepare the cocktail.
Place the rum, juices, and syrup  in a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into your chilled glass.

*To make the pineapple fennel syrup
As I made fresh pineapple juice, I used a large piece of the pineapple skin.
If you do not have any peel, place several chunks of fresh pineapple
 into a small sauce pan with 
1/4 teaspoon of toasted fennel seeds,
1 cup of organic whole cane sugar
and 1 cup of water
Place on medium low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove from heat and let it cool.
Strain off and discard the skin and seeds.
Pictured above is the fresh pineapple juice with the bitters.


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