Cardamom Syrup

  • SERVINGS: Makes about 6 ounces

Mixologist Jackson Cannon uses two parts green cardamom to one part black for the syrup. "The green gives it an intoxicating aroma; the black gives it backbone and earthy, peppery spice,&334; he says. Use the syrup to make his Cardamomo cocktail.

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  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom pods
  2. 4 ounces water
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  1. In a spice grinder, coarsely grind the cardamom pods. In a small saucepan, combine the ground cardamom with the water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Fine strain into a jar. Add the sugar, cover and shake until dissolved. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.