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Recipe Alert : Saffron Infused Gin Cocktail

 
Like an Old-Fashioned, only better... 
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Gin (infused with saffron)

  • 1/4 ounce Maraschino liqueur

  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice and cardamom syrup 

  • 2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

  • Tonic water to top off ( optional)

  • Lime slices to garnish

Directions
 

To Infuse the Gin

  1. Add a decent pinch of saffron threads to a bottle of  Gin and let them sit for a few days (every once in while give it a shake to make sure it doesn't settle).

  2. Strain out the threads to end up with a somewhat savory and subtly aromatic gin infusion, that just happens to be a yellowish-orange color.  

To Make the Syrup

  1. Boil lemon peels with mashed up cardamom seeds in a simple syrup bath for about 20 minutes.  

To Make the Cocktail

  1. Build ingredients (bitters first, then modifiers, then gin) in an ice-filled glass and stir vigorously (achieving a 25% dilution level).

  2. Strain quickly into a rocks glass (with an ice cube or two) and garnish with a orange twist.

  3. Top off with Tonic water ( Optional

  4.  It's 5 o' clock somewhere! Enjoy responsibily.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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