This gin based cocktail from Emily Smith of Clock Bar in San Francisco marries cardamom and garam masala for a warming winter drink.
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- For Maple Masala Syrup:
- 8 ounces maple syrup
- 24 ounces water
- 3 ounces garam masala
- For Cardamom Infused Gin:
- 750 mL gin
- 10 cracked green cardamom pods
- For Cocktail:
- 1.5 ounces Old Raj Gin
- 1 ounce maple masala syrup
- 3/4 ounce cardamom infused gin
- 1/2 ounce Lillet blanc
To Make Masala Syrup: Place water in a small sauc pan over medium heat. Once warm, add maple syrup and garam masala. Stir until blended. Let cool.
To Make Cardamom Infused Gin: Place gin and and cardamom in a large glass jar. Let rest for 5 days. Strain before use.
To Make Cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Old Raj Gin, masala syrup, cardamom infused gin, and Lillet. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass.