This recipe appears in:Drinking in Season: Cardamom and Mint Cocktail
The pairing of cardamom and mint gives this cocktail a light, cool flavor that make it easy to sip.
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- 5 mint leaves, plus 1 or 2 leaves for garnish
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (from 1 lime)
- 2 ounces Lillet Blanc
- 1 ounce gin, like Hendricks
Muddle the mint leaves, sugar, cardamom pods and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and add the Lillet Blanc and gin. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
Strain the cocktail through both the cocktail strainer and fine-mesh strainer into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.