1 1⁄2 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
1⁄2 oz Cardamaro
1 t Grenadine (cardamom grenadine, see note)

Stir all ingredients in mixing glass, strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a star anise.


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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Andrew Frampton, Saddle Rock, Sacramento, CA,
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  • Nice! A bit sweet - maybe I'll ease up on grenadine next time. I used Fee Bros. Own Decanter bitters. — ★★★
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