Jack Frost's Drink Order
Mmmm, the combination of sweet and savory that gives cardamom its complexity. And that earthy, aromatic goodness of sage. Nice and warming, they're commonly used in winter dishes. Here's a pleasant surprise: They're also delicious in cocktails. Amy Nazer uses a cold extraction process to turn these spices, as well as star anise and clove, into tasty cocktail ingredients. The set of four flavors, each in a tincture bottle with an eye-dropper, lets everyone from budding mixologists to serious cocktail connoisseurs craft unique drinks at home. Use them to give your favorite spirits a fresh spin, or create a more complex concoction with one of the included recipe cards. (Amy worked with local distillers in Brooklyn, where she makes her extracts in small batches, to develop the recipes.) The icing on the cake? When you're not up for imbibing an alcoholic beverage, they can also be used in baking.