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Dream a little Dream

September 13,  2010 (part of Cocktail Chronicle)

Rye, cardamom, honey, lemon. Wonderfully in harmony.

Sastri told me that in India they favor their meal with Johnny Walker Black and a little soda. I can’t wait to serve him this drink next time we have Indian.

Granted that cardamom honey syrup is a make-ahead ingredient, but it’s not hard to make. It keeps in the refrigerator at least months.

Normally I think garnishes are mainly for looks. But here, the additional flavors imparted from the cardamom pod and the lemon rind are essential.

Based on Dream a little Dream from MIXSHAKESTIR (Makes 2):

  • 3 oz Old Overholt rye whisky
  • ¾ oz cardamom syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 green cardamom pods, and 2 lemon rinds for garnish
  1. Prepare 2 glasses with ice.
  2. Fill a shaker with ice and all the ingredients (except the garnishes). Shake and pour into iced glasses. Use a tooth pick, stab one cardamom and a lemon rind.


Cardamom syrup (makes 1 ¼ C)

  • 1 cup honey
  • ¾ c water
  • 12 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed


Over medium heat, boil water with honey until just under the boiling point. Remove from heat and stir in the cardamom pods. Let it sit at room temperature for 48 hours. Strain into a glass jar and refrigerate.


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