©Rachel Corbitt

Kali's Sour: Elixir of Empowerment

a cocktail recipe
ingredients
for the hibiscus-cardamom-fennel syrup
4 tbsp dried hibiscus flowers, petals
5 cardamom pods (green), whole
1 tsp fennel seeds, whole
½ cup water
½ cup white sugar
for the cocktail
1¾ oz gin
½ oz yellow chartreuse
½ oz hibiscus-cardamom-fennel syrup
¾ oz lime juice
¾ oz egg white (fresh)
Kali's Sour: Elixir of Empowerment
a cocktail recipe
by Rachel Corbitt
Rachel Corbitt is currently an Anesthesiology resident physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She discovered the home cocktail community on Instagram early on during the COVID pandemic, and jumped in with her own contributions (@theresidentmixologist). When she isn’t in the OR, she’s testing out new recipes and trying to find the best lighting in her apartment for cocktail pictures!
a little bit about the recipe
From Rachel's post: "An ICU rotation plus a COVID diagnosis means I’m sticking with echinacea tea and those Liquid IV packets for the time being (not sure if those are actually beneficial, but placebo effect has been proven to work very well). But this is a tasty one to enjoy when your taste buds are at full strength 😂."
PREP | 15 M
COOK | 15 M
INACTIVE | 1 H
TOTAL | 1 H 30 M
1 SERVING | 4.25 oz
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directions
Make the hibiscus-cardamom-fennel syrup:
Bring to a simmer on the stove for 5 minutes. Cool covered. Strain out the solids and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Make the cocktail:
Dry shake everything (or mix with a mini blender or milk frother), and then shake with ice. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with hibiscus. It would also be tasty minus the yellow chartreuse if it’s hard to find!
tips
ingredients in recipe
4.8
petals
Tangy and floral, hibiscus is used in beverages the world over and adds rich red color.
0.7 oz - JAR$5
0.7 oz - REFILL$4
4 oz - REFILL$10
0.7 oz - JAR $5
4.9
green pods
whole pods
Aromatic and flavorful, whole green cardamom pods can be lightly crushed to further enhance flavor in cooking.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
1.3 oz - JAR$10
1.3 oz - REFILL$9
6 oz - REFILL$24
TRY ME - SAMPLE $0.75
4.8
whole
Whole fennel seed has a mild licorice flavor. Its woodsy pungency and anise-like sweetness can be added to savory or sweet dishes.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
1.1 oz - JAR$4
1.1 oz - REFILL$3
TRY ME - SAMPLE $0.75