Cardamom Paloma

a cocktail recipe
ingredients
2 oz tequila
3 oz grapefruit soda
½ oz sugar
3 cardamom pods (green), whole
½ tsp fleur de sel, sea salt flakes
optional:
grapefruit
Cardamom Paloma
a cocktail recipe
a little bit about the recipe
This recipe is a spin on a classic Mexican Paloma. A cocktail that features tequila and grapefruit can so easily be elevated when you add a cardamom-infused simple syrup.
PREP | 4 M
COOK | 1 M
TOTAL | 5 M
1 SERVING | 8 oz
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SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
STRAINER OR TEA INFUSER
directions
In a small heatproof bowl or glass add the sugar and cardamom pods. To infuse a stronger flavor you can use the side of your knife to crack open the pods. Next, boil water and measure .5 ounces to pour over the sugar. Stir to help the sugar dissolve. Once it does, pour your simple syrup through a small strainer or tea infuser to remove the cardamom.

To assemble your drink you will want to cut a slice out of your grapefruit and run it along the edge of your glass, then press it into some fleur de sel to create a salted rim.

Then pour the tequila and simple syrup into the glass and fill it to the top with ice. Use a spoon to stir along the edges to cool the drink down. Stir until the glass takes on the chill from the ice. Then pour in your soda to the top of the glass. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and the peel, then enjoy!
tips
Most bars use a naturally flavored grapefruit soda, but if you have trouble finding it, try this recipe with fresh grapefruit juice and some lime flavored soda instead.

The cardamom-infused simple syrup can be made ahead of time, or in a larger batch and kept in the fridge for whenever you’d like to use it.
ingredients in recipe
4.9
green pods
whole pods
Aromatic and flavorful, whole green cardamom pods can be lightly crushed to further enhance flavor in cooking.
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4.8
gourmet sea salt
flakes
This gourmet artisanal finishing salt is harvested by hand from the coast of France. This bright white treasure is comprised of snow-like crystals and has a slight hint of violets. Use only a pinch of this to enhance dishes just before serving.
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16 oz - REFILL$29
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