Cocktail Of The Day- because it’s always cocktail hour somewhere in the world. Continuing out tour of spring cocktails being served up around the city- say hello to The Rainmaker. Rangoli Head Bartender Andrew Schneider gives vodka cocktails a great name with this light and beautiful sipper. The only possible problem- they go down a little too easily; however, this cocktail pairs perfectly with warm, sunny days and a gentle spring breeze.
2 oz Vodka
0.75 oz Rose Bud Tea/ Cardamom Syrup*
1 oz lime Juice
6 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
3 cucumber wheels, muddled
Muddle cucumber in shaker, then add remaining ingredients.
Shake with ice, and strain into a collins glass with crushed ice. Decorate with cucumber and mint as desired.
Rose Bud Tea/Cardamom Syrup
500ml hot water
1 teaspoon crushed green cardamom pods
1 tablespoon crushed dried rose buds
Steep the rose buds and cardamom in the hot water for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain the tea and then add the sugar. Stir until incorporated. Bottle and refrigerate. Keeps for up to three weeks in the fridge.