This drink won 2nd place at NOLA Fruit Tree Project's Citrus Season Kickoff Cocktail Contest & Fundraiser. Satsuma & Cardamom mingle in this refreshing gin based fizz.
2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Satsuma Juice
3/4 oz. Satsuma reduction w/ cardamom
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Lemongrass Simple Syrup
4 drops Orange Blossom Water
1 Cardamom Pod
Add cardamom pod to shaker tin & crush with muddler. Add all still ingredients and shake 5-10 seconds. Double strain & top with 1 - 2 oz. of sparkling water. Rocks if you want 'em.
Juice satsumas, add cracked cardamom pods (I used 2 for a liter of juice), and simmer until reduced by 1/3. Fine strain, bottle, & store in the fridge.