When it comes to alcohol, I'd be what people would call a "weenie". I almost wince at the sharpness of most liquors, sometimes to the point of tears. But let's quit the dramatics and get down to business. I love this drink. I love Angus Winchester. And for those of you who don't know who he is, he's pretty much one of the big honchos in the world of bartending.
This drink actually came off The Cedars Social cocktail menu and it sounded too good to pass up -- with a blend of gin, honey syrup, cracked cardamon pods and black pepper, this is one of those cocktails I could drink for hours. HOURS. The honey adds just the right amount of sweetness, the cardamon really adds that perfect touch that accentuates all the spices in gin, and the black pepper gives it the nicest bite at the end. Genius Angus, pure genius. It's smooth, whimsical and I feel kinda sexy when I drink it. Give it a shot, share your thoughts : )
Now I'm not 100% sure what the exact Angus recipe is so please adjust the flavors to your liking.
In a highball glass, fill half way with ice. In a shaker pour 3 oz of gin, 1 oz honey, a crushed cardamom pod, and a couple freshly crack black pepper corns. Stir until honey is mostly dissolved and pour into glass. Serve immediately.
**** It may help to heat up your honey a little to make it more liquid and easier to mix.