Recipe: Cardamom and Ginger Martini
Method: Crush cardamom pods with the back of a knife. In a tightly covered glass jar or bottle, steep the cardamom and the ginger in the vodka for 1 week, occasionally giving the mixture a shake. (The vodka can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.)
To serve, strain the ginger and cardamom out of the vodka. For each drink, pour two jiggers (3 oz.) of the infused vodka over a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker and add 2 dashes bitters. Shake until very cold, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with candied ginger. Yield: 10 drinks.
12 cardamom pods
½ c. ginger, peeled and julienned
4 c. vodka Citrus bitters (such as TNT brand)
Candied ginger for garnish
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