Cardamom cocktail

While you’re snacking on our spicy garbanzo beans from our last post, you’ll want to break the heat with this scrumptious cocktail.

Cardamom cocktail recipe

Step 1 is to make a Chai-spiced simple syrup.  You can use it all kinds of cocktails, as well as adding a squeeze to your morning coffee to spice things up to the start of the day.

Chai Simple Syrup

1 small cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3 peppercorns
5-10 cardamom pods, crushed lightly
1 star anise
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
½ cup honey

Make the simple syrup by simmering all of the ingredients in a small pot for about 15 minutes, until the simple syrup is well-infused. Strain and cool. Transfer to a jar or container where you can keep in the fridge for several weeks.

Cardamom cocktail

makes 1 cocktail

½ ounce chai simple syrup
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1½ ounces vodka
a few drops cardamom bitters
1 egg white (this is not necessary, but it makes the cocktail beautifully frothy)

Put all of the ingredients, with plenty of ice into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake. Strain and serve, garnished with star anise and a few drops of cardamom bitters.


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    Monique Aldred March 18, 2019, 1:28 pm

    The syrup is so delicious! I’m excited to try the cocktail, too! 😁


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