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Orange-Cardamom Coffee Old Fashioned

Coffee Old Fashioned

Chase away those winter blues with this sunny Old Fashioned riff.

The tried-and-true combo of orange and cardamom shines in this Coffee Old Fashioned from Blueprint Coffee.


  • Double shot of espresso
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 oz. orange-cardamom syrup
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  • Orange-Cardamom Syrup
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 10 oz. boiling water
  • 6 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 2 oranges, zested
  • 2 Tbsp. cardamom seeds, chopped
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:Old Fashioned or small jar
  • Garnish:lemon peel


Fill a mixing glass with ice and set aside. Combine the bitters and syrup in a separate glass and pull the espresso into the mixture. After the shot has pulled, skim the crema from the top and discard. Add the bitters, syrup and espresso mixture into the prepared mixing glass and stir until combined. Strain into a glass over fresh ice. Garnish.

Orange-Cardamom SyrupCombine the orange zest, cardamom seeds, and sugar. Mix well, then allow to sit in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 days. After 3 days, strain the sugar from the zest and solids. Boil the liquids and stir vigorously. Cool, strain into a bottle, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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