Bitter orange & cardamom martinis

Bitter orange & cardamom martinis

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 2 mins


Serves 6

A decadent cocktail infused with the aroma of Christmas spice, this is sure to get the party season going

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal246
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 12 cardamom pods
  • 6 tbsp Seville orange marmalade, plus more to serve
  • 400ml vodka



    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

  • 125ml Cointreau
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • ice, to serve


  1. Bash 6 cardamom pods in a pestle and mortar until they split.

  2. Melt the marmalade in a pan, then whisk in the vodka. Add the crushed pods. Don’t boil the mix, simply warm it for a few mins. Leave to infuse off the heat for 20 mins, then strain.

  3. Add the Cointreau and lemon juice and chill (or keep in the freezer). Serve in glasses with a little more marmalade in the bottom, ice and a cardamom pod floating on top.

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22nd Dec, 2010
will try this Christmas eve and let you know cant wait
27th Nov, 2010
I think gin would work as well as vodka in these. Making them this weekend for a party, will update when I know how they go!
28th Jul, 2010
This looks great, but I need to mix drinks for a group including someone who's allergic to vodka. Any suggestions for a substitution?
12th Apr, 2010
Yum yum! They needed more cardamom in my opinion and had a lovely kick!
7th Apr, 2010
the combo of Seville orange and cardamom is really special, made this for a Christmas party, an instant winner, but on the strong side.
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