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Cardamom Rose Cocktail #BrunchWeek #Sponsor

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples 
from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Here we are at day five of an amazing week of recipes to inspire your brunch menus from appetizers to libations.

Many, many thanks to Terri of Love and Confections and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for coordinating, wrangling, managing, and inspiring all of us!

You can go to this post to read more about the sponsors, the prizes, and to enter the giveaway!

This recipe includes ingredients from a couple of our event sponsors: Dixie Crystals and Nielsen-Massey. So grateful for the inspiration! But, you can use whatever sugar and rose water you have on-hand.




Cardamom Rose Cocktail

Ingredients makes one

Cocktail
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • .75 oz rose simple syrup*
  • .25 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • .75 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • organic roses for garnish


*Rose Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
  • 1/2 C cold water
  • organic rose petals
  • 1/8 t rose water (I used Nielsen-Massey)
Procedure

Rose Simple Syrup
Place all ingredients in a lidded mason jar. Cover with lid and shake until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let stand overnight. Strain out the petals and keep syrup in the refrigerator. The syrup should keep for two to three weeks if kept refrigerated.


Cocktail
Muddle cardamom pods at the bottom of shaker. Muddle lightly or you will overpower the cocktail. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake. Strain and garnish with rose petals or fresh blood orange wedge. Cheers!


Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!

BrunchWeek Beverages:
Blackberry Mint Bellinis from Sweet Beginnings
Cardamom Rose Cocktail from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Lemon & Blueberry Mocktail from Girl Abroad
Mango Pina Colada from The Spiffy Cookie
Sparkling Mojito Lime Rickies from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
Cheesy Asparagus Bacon Quiche from The Nifty Foodie
Creamed Asparagus Omelet from Wholistic Woman
Eggs in Hell from kimchi MOM
Asparagus and Cheddar Frittata from My Catholic Kitchen
Spring Veggie Quiche from A Day in the Life on the Farm

BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:
Apple Cheddar Cream Cheese Danish from Amy's Cooking Adventures
Apple Cinnamon Bread from It Bakes Me Happy
Gluten Free Apple Waffles from Gluten Free Crumbley
Banana Bread Buttermilk Pancakes from Love and Confections
Brown Sugar Poptarts from Big Bear's Wife
Creme Brulee French Toast from The Barbee Housewife
Cherry Almond Coffee Cake from The Chef Next Door
Cheddar Dinner Rolls from Family Around the Table
Cinnamon Apple Danish from Nik Snacks
Garlic and Herb Pull Apart Bread from Jane's Adventures in Dinner
Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake from Books n' Cooks
Mocha Eclairs from The Redhead Baker

BrunchWeek Main Dishes:
Ham, Apple and Cheddar Melts from Cookaholic Wife
Yumbo Sliders from Cindy's Recipes and Writings

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
Rhubarb Crunch from Cooking with Carlee

Biscuit Bar with Flavored Sugars from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Low-Fat Apple Coffee Cake from Hardly A Goddess

Disclaimer: This recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly. Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Red Star Yeast, Dixie Crystals, Cabot Cheese, Nielsen-Massey, Rainier Fruit, and Michigan Asparagus for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BrunchWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #BrunchWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or any other social channel mentioned in the #Brunchweek posts or entry.

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