This DIY version of Drambuie isn't a carbon copy of the original—and that's the point. You can play around with flavors to create your ideal Scotch-and-honey masterpiece.
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh picked rosemary leaves
3/4 cup blended Scotch
Break up the fennel seeds using a mortar and pestle or under a heavy skillet. Cook the honey, water, fennel, and rosemary over medium heat stirring frequently, until it is integrated into a syrup, about 5 minutes. Let cool, with the fennel and rosemary still in the pot. Scrape off any white foam.
Once the syrup has cooled, pour liquid (with the fennel and rosemary still in it) into a sealable glass jar. Add Scotch, seal, and shake. Steep for 3 days at room temperature. Strain. Liqueur can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
Mason jar, mortar and pestle, fine-mesh sieve
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 12g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|