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.



 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)



Add a tall spear of ice to a collins glass


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


Top with soda water, garnish with a healthy rosemary sprig

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  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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