This vodka-kombucha cocktail. It’s light and refreshing yet has an incredible depth of flavor from ginger, pink peppercorns, and cardamom. It’s great anytime of year and would be a wonderful addition to any get-together or holiday party.
Cardamom-Pink Peppercorn Syrup:
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 8 cardamom pods, crushed
- 2 teaspoons pink peppercorns, crushed
- Pinch salt
- 1 ½ ounces vodka
- 2 ounces lemon-ginger kombucha
- ½ ounce Cardamom–Pink Peppercorn Syrup
- ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine water, sugar, cardamom, peppercorns, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute, remove from heat and cool completely.
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add vodka, kombucha, syrup, and lemon juice. Secure lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain cocktail into a coupe glass and finish with bitters. Garnish cocktail with pink peppercorns and a lemon twist.