Cardamom and Mint Cocktail

Cardamom and Mint Cocktail

[Photograph: Kelly Carámbula]

The pairing of cardamom and mint gives this cocktail a light, cool flavor that make it easy to sip.

About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 mintues
  • Total time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 1.

    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.

  2. 2.

    Strain the cocktail through both the cocktail strainer and fine-mesh strainer into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.