Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a lemon square studded with a whole clove.
*Fennel syrup: Toast 4 oz fennel seeds. Add the fennel seeds, 8 oz sugar and 8 oz water to a pot, and bring to boil. Simmer for 15 minutes and strain. Makes 16 oz.