Night Ranger

1 12 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
12 oz Cardamaro
1 t Grenadine (cardamom grenadine, see note)
1 ds Bitters, Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged
Instructions
Stir all ingredients in mixing glass, strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a star anise.
Notes
To make the cardamom grenadine: Lightly toast fresh cardamom pods, add to simple syrup and let simmer for 10 minutes, add pomegranate juice and let chill. Bonded rye really helps focus the whiskey while the Cardamaro, bitters and cardamom grenadine add complexity and richness.
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