One of my favorite coffee shops, Sidetrack, located in Alabama, once featured an orange cardamom soda drink on their menu, which serves as the inspiration here. I chose blood orange juice for its beautiful berry notes to pair with Mr. Black. In the juice I infused green cardamom. Blood orange oleo saccharum brings brightness and emphasizes the orange notes throughout.

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Ingredients

 45 ml Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur
 45 ml Green cardamom infused blood orange juice
 20 ml Blood orange oleo saccharum
 1 dash 20% Saline solution
 7.50 ml Lemon juice
 60 ml Soda water(Topo Chico)

Directions

1

Add a tall spear of ice to a collins glass

2

Build drink in glass, combining all ingredients except the soda water

3

Top with soda water, garnish with a healthy rosemary sprig


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4 Comments

  1. Mjtedesco23 1 October 2021 at 6:47 am

    I can’t wait to make this, any chance of sharing your blood orange oleo saccharum ratio?

    • Alex Nix 2 October 2021 at 11:38 pm

      Hi!! Thank you, that’s an honor. For the blood orange oleo I combined the peels of 5 blood oranges and 1 lemon with 1/2 cup of sugar

  2. Ben Gourley 14 October 2021 at 4:37 am

    Just a suggestion for people who don’t have any blood orange on hand. You can 2 cups of orange juice with 1/4 cup of blood to make your own

    • Alex Nix 14 October 2021 at 7:57 am

      Hahaha. I guess we are coming up on Halloween….

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