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Blood Orange Cardamom Syrup

Mar 17, 2014 12:12PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Cardamom is a really great spice, contributing an interesting flavor to anything it touches. Combine it with sweet blood oranges and you’ve got a winner. Use this syrup in any variety of cocktails or even mix it with sparkling water for an amped up drink.


1 blood orange, zested and juiced
10 cardamom pods, slightly crushed
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups sparkling water


Combine blood orange zest and juice, cardamom pods, sugar and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer 15 minutes until thickened. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Pour 2 to 3 Tbsp. syrup into a glass and top with sparkling water.

Makes approximately 1 cup syrup. Can be used in teas, cocktails or with sparkling water.

--Kim Cooper--