Liven up cocktails like the Moroccan Night with a splash of cardamom spice.
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups of water
6 cracked black cardamom pods (or substitute 3 drops of black cardamom essential oil)
Simmer all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature and fine strain into a clean glass bottle. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 months.
Scott Beattie, Calistoga, California