A cardamom syrup great for using in cocktails and drinks. I am thinking this would also be great as the sweetener in a refreshing lemonade, spiked or not ; ) Cardamom is a pod like spice found in Indian, the Middle East, North Africa, and Scandinavia. It’s peppered through out these regions cuisines, but cardamom is a very versatile spice in so many sweet and savory dishes, and cocktails, world wide.
I used the cardamom syrup recently in this Scandinavian Picnic cocktail recently and really liked the spice it added to the green, vegetal cocktail.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 tbsp cardamom pods, split and crushed
Split cardamom pods and slightly crushed cardamom seeds. Add sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to almost a boil to dissolved sugar. Add cardamom bits to the pan. Turn to simmer and let steep for 15 mins. Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a container and store in the fridge for up to a month.