Bitter orange & cardamom martinis

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

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:2 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 246
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 14g
  • sugars 14g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0.02g


  • 12 cardamom pod
  • 6 tbsp Seville orange marmalade, plus more to serve
  • 400ml vodka
  • 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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