This cocktail is a little bit of an ode to the cold weather blues, a little bit of a cure for what ails you, and maybe a not-so-secret ode to Adele... The Remedy is a mix of bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, and a homemade honey cardamom syrup (that's not nearly as difficult as you might think). I'm loving it for its balance of sweet, tart, and herbacious.
After a few weeks of non-stop dinner parties at our place — which were incredibly fun but a little exhausting — I'm looking forward to a weekend of hunkering down with one of these, a bowl of pho (I'm obsessed with this one-day recipe), and my watercolors. Only 4 days til the weekend. Gotta start planning now!
2 oz bourbon (we used Wild Turkey 101)
1 oz grapefruit juice
3/4 oz honey cardamom syrup*
1 dash aromatic bitters (we used Angostura)
grapefruit twist garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Honey Cardamom Syrup
2 dozen cardamom pods
1/2 c honey
1/2 c water
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan. Crush cardamom pods a bit with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Simmer for 10 minutes. Let sit overnight and strain. Store in the refrigerator.