Cardamom Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 ½ oz. vodka
  2. ½ oz. honey cardamom simple syrup (see below)
  3. ½ oz. lemon juice
  4. 1 egg white
  5. 1-2 drops Angostura bitters
  6. 1 star anise
  7. Ice

FOR HONEY CARDAMOM SIMPLE SYRUP

  1. ½ cup water
  2. ½ cup honey
  3. 4-5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed

FOR HONEY CARDAMOM SIMPLE SYRUP

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, honey, and cardamom pods. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is homogenous. Remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the simple syrup into an airtight jar. Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

FOR COCKTAIL

  1. Fill a lowball glass with ice water and set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and egg white. Shake vigorously to combine for 20-25 seconds. Empty ice water from lowball glass and strain contents of shaker into the glass. Garnish with bitters and a star anise, if desired. Alternatively, cocktail can be served with a large sphere or square ice cube also, or whiskey cubes.