Indian Inspired Cocktail - Bitter Orange & Cardamon Martini

At your next dinner party why not serve Indian food and try some Indian inspired cocktails?  The one we've chosen is based around the spice cardamom which we think is quite an unusual ingredient for a cocktail  and to that is added orange marmalade which we think can be representative of the British rule of the last century. The cocktail is called the Bitter Orange and Cardamon Martini, this recipe makes 6 martinis so it's ideal for a dinner party. Unlike most cocktails, this one can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge.

Bitter Orange and Cardamon Martini

12 cardamon pods
6 tbsp orange marmalade
400 ml vodka
125 ml cointreau
4 tbsp lemon juice

Place 6 of the cardamom pods into a pestle and mortar and bash them until they split
Melt the marmalade in a pot and then whisk in the vodka.
Add the split cardamom pods to the pot for a few minutes so that the flavors can infuse, do not allow to boil just warm through the mix.
Leave off of the heat for 20 minutes so that the flavors can continue to mingle together.
Add the cointreau and lemon juice to the mixture and chill.
To serve place a little marmalade in the bottom of a martini glass, add ice and then the martini mixture and float a cardamom pod on the top.

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