Cardamom and Honey cocktail takes a little time to prepare but it is worth it. It is exotic with great balance from the homey and lemon. The egg white is an important element but the ingredients must be well shaken to give that rich texture.
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below)
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 egg white
2 drops Angostura bitters
For the cardamom and honey syrup
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup honey
6 cardamom pods crushed
Combine ingredients for the syrup. Gently heat and simmer for a couple of minutes. Strain and allow to cool.
For the cocktail
Chill a wine glass or Martini glass. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and egg white. Shake vigorously to combine for 20-25 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass and over ice.