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Rose & Cardamom Cocktail

Middle Eastern


For Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 green cardamom pods
  • 3 heaped tablespoons food-grade rose petals see note in post

For cocktails

  • 1-2 oz bourbon
  • 1-2 oz syrup
  • iced tea unsweetened storebought or homemade


  • To make syrup, combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. ┬áRemove from heat and let stand to infuse for 1 hour. Strain into an airtight jar and refrigerate for up to three months.
  • To make cocktails, stir 1 oz each of bourbon and syrup together in a glass. Fill with ice and top up with iced tea. Add more syrup and/or bourbon to taste.