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Ginger, Cardamom and Rosemary Gin Cocktail

My obsession with gin continues, and this cocktail seems to fit right in with the Indian dishes I’ve made this week, particularly the ginger and cardamom. The combination of flavors really sounded good to me. I always love trying a cocktail that has some depth to it, and getting to infuse the simple syrup sounds like it will be fun.

I love a well-crafted cocktail and I wanted to create a festive and seasonal drink for the holidays. This is a great drink to serve before or after dinner and even as a dessert.

Recipe Author: Jessi Heggan at Jessi’s Kitchen
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The Ingredients

I had most of the ingredients for this cocktail on hand. Really all I had to shop for was the ginger since I try to keep lemons and rosemary around. This recipe specifies using organic sugar for the simple syrup instead of regular cane sugar. Fortunately, I had plenty of demerara sugar left over from this Baileys Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini.

Ginger, Cardamom and Rosemary Gin Cocktail Ingredients
Gin, sugar, ginger, cardamom, rosemary, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters and lemon

The Process

There are two parts to making this cocktail: the simple syrup and the actual cocktail. The simple syrup took just 3 minutes, even with peeling and chopping the ginger. Then it was a matter of letting the ginger and cardamom infuse for 10 minutes, removing them, and letting the syrup cool.

I made my lemon peel garnish while I waited for the syrup to cool, then went ahead and made my cocktail. It was mixed, shaken, poured, and garnished in 2 minutes. Overall, the 15 minutes listed on the recipe was accurate.

So how was it?

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The ginger and lemon are the stars of this show, but the taste of the sweet vermouth is apparent. The the gin and a subtle hint of rosemary finish it off. I found it to be very tart and tangy, and I wish the taste of the gin came through more. It was good, but I don't think it will become a regular drink for me. However, I have to say this cocktail turned out beautifully. It was very easy to make and didn't take too long despite the fact that it requires making an infused simple syrup.
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