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Cardamom & Anise Spiced Simple Syrup

This spiced version of simple syrup is a delicious substitute in traditional Manhattans or as a topping for sliced fruit or yogurt parfaits. 
Course: Cocktails


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 2 tbs star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp whole allspice


  • Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat to boiling. Reduce to a simmer and cook 5-10 minutes. Steep for several hours or up to 2 weeks (refrigerated) ahead of time. 
  • Strain before serving.

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