May 17, 2019

Big Batch Rangpur Rickey Cocktail

Recipe: Maya Gohill & Cody Willis

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

This refreshing pitcher cocktail also makes a delicious non-alcoholic beverage — just mix the Cardamom and Lime Syrup with lime juice and soda.


Cardamom and Lime Syrup

  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 5 cardamom pods, crushed
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • Small pinch saffron


  • 1 cup gin
  • 1⁄2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1⁄3 cup Cardamom and Lime Syrup
  • 4 dashes cardamom bitters (Scrappy’s recommended)
  • Kaffir lime leaves, for garnish
  • 1 1⁄2 cups soda


Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Plan Ahead: The syrup needs at least 30 minutes to cool and infuse

Make Syrup

  1. In small pot over medium heat, combine sugar, water, cardamom pods, zest and lime leaves. Bring to a simmer, stirring as needed, to dissolve sugar.
  2. Remove from heat. Add saffron and let stand for 30 minutes, or until cooled to room temperature. Strain syrup and discard flavorings. Set aside.

Make Cocktail

  1. In large pitcher, combine gin, lime juice, Cardamom and Lime Syrup and bitters. Add ice and kaffir lime leaves, and stir well to chill. Top with soda, stir and serve.

Colin Way


House & Home April 2019