• 4servings
  • 25minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsCarbohydrates, Cellulose
MineralsFluorine, Cobalt

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 tablespoon cardamom pods

  2. 1/4 cup sugar

  3. 1 (1-inch) piece ginger , peeled and chopped

  4. 3 bags black tea (preferably English breakfast or orange pekoe)

  5. 6 ounces gin

  6. 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  7. 5 dashes orange bitters

  8. Orange and/or lemon twists, for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Toast the cardamom pods in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 3 cups water, the sugar and ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture is reduced to 2 cups, about 10 minutes.

  2. Strain the syrup into a glass measuring cup; if you have less than 2 cups syrup, add hot water. Add the tea bags and steep, about 3 minutes. Discard the bags and cool the syrup to room temperature (don't squeeze the bags or the syrup will taste tannic).

  3. Combine the syrup, gin, vermouth and bitters in a large cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frothy , about 15 seconds, then pour into a pitcher filled with ice. Garnish with orange and/or lemon twists.

  4. Photograph by Stephanie Foley


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