High-Tea Cocktail might be just the beverage you are searching for. Watching your figure? This gluten free, fodmap friendly, and vegan recipe has 161 calories, 0g of protein, and 0g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. If you have orange and/or lemon twists, orange bitters, ginger, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 25 minutes.
Toast the cardamom pods in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add 3 cups water, the sugar and ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture is reduced to 2 cups, about 10 minutes.
Strain the syrup into a glass measuring cup; if you have less than 2 cups syrup, add hot water.
Add the tea bags and steep, about 3 minutes. Discard the bags and cool the syrup to room temperature (don't squeeze the bags or the syrup will taste tannic).
Combine the syrup, gin, vermouth and bitters in a large cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frothy, about 15 seconds, then pour into a pitcher filled with ice.
Garnish with orange and/or lemon twists.
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