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VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Kiwi Kiss

Kiwi Kiss
Experience something new with the Virginia ABC Signature Cocktail: Kiwi Kiss. This blend includes Uncle Nearest 1856 for a smooth base, Midori Melon Liqueur, zesty lime juice, and a touch of green cardamom syrup. The syrup, infused with green cardamom pods, adds a rich and aromatic profile with warm, citrusy, and slightly peppery notes. Garnished with fresh kiwi slices, it's not just a drink but a vibrant celebration in every sip.



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Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and gently muddle the kiwi before adding ice. Then shake vigorously until well-chilled and double strain into a wine glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh or dried kiwi.

To make the green cardamom syrup, you will need 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, five cardamom seed pods, and a tiny pinch of salt. First, break open the seeds by crushing them open with the flat of a knife. Add the water and sugar into a pan and set the burner to medium-high. Stir until sugar is dissolved then, add in the cardamom pods and little black seeds. Once it starts to boil, remove the pan for heat and add a pinch of salt. Let it sit to cool for about a half an hour. Finally, strain of the pods and seeds and pour into a container. Keep the syrup refrigerated.

Want to see how this cocktail and our other VA ABC Signature Cocktails are made? Watch Beth Dixon of Salt and Acid make the VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Kiwi Kiss here.