This fennel and peach sour will be your new favorite fall cocktail! Fennel vodka meets honey peach simple syrup in a refreshing drink with tarragon!

Fennel and Peach Sour

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail


For fennel vodka:

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

For peach honey simple syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 peaches pits removed and cut into 2" chunks

For cocktail:

  • 2 ounces fennel vodka
  • 1 ounce peach honey simple syrup
  • 1 sprig tarragon
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Lots of crushed ice
  • Garnish with tarragon sprig


For fennel vodka (make 48-72 hours in advance):

  1. Combine vodka and fennel seeds in an air tight container, preferably a glass jar with a airtight seal lid. Set on the counter for 48-72 hours, or longer if you prefer a stronger fennel taste. Strain the fennel seeds from the vodka, and then rinse out any seeds that remain in the original storage container. Return vodka to the airtight container and leave at room temperature until ready to make cocktails.

For peach simple syrup (make at least 2-4 hours in advance, to allow time for chilling):

  1. Combine water, honey and peaches in a small saute pan over medium heat. Simmer for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the honey is completely dissolved. Remove pan from the heat and allow peaches to steep for 20 minutes. Strain peaches from the simple syrup and store syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

For cocktail:

  1. In a shaker, combine fennel vodka, simple syrup, tarragon sprig and lemon juice. Fill shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds until well combined. Strain into a cocktail glass and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with tarragon sprig. Enjoy!