There is a heat wave on the way and when it comes to hot weather cocktails, we look for drinks that include something hydrating in their composition. Today we offer you a refreshing combination of Brandy with Coconut Water and Cardamom for a favorite summer drink we call the Coconut Cardamom Cooler.
The Coconut Cardamom Cooler
In a shaker glass filled with ice add:
- 1 ½ Ounces of Well-Bred Brandy or Cognac
- ½ Ounce Cardamom Simple Syrup*
- 3 Ounces of Coconut Water
- 1 tsp Fresh Lime Juice
Shake like crazy, then strain over fresh cracked ice into a tall Highball glass. Splash with Club Soda and lightly dust with fresh ground Nutmeg.
*Cardamom Simple Syrup
In a Saucepan Add:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cups sugar
- ¼ cup green cardamom pods
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool them pour everything into a mason jar, seal and put in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Strain Cardamom Pods and store the syrup in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Cardamom Simple Syrup is also good in coffee and makes a spicy exotic soda for the kids when mixed with club soda.