Photographer: Todd Zawistowski
Step 1: Make a cardamom-infused simple syrup by bringing to a boil 1 cup water, 3⁄4 cup superfine sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons cardamom.
Step 2: Pour 1 ounce cooled cardamom-infused syrup, 1 ounce pomegranate juice and 2 ounces vodka (we used Grand Traverse Distillery’s True North vodka) into cocktail shaker; shake.
Step 3: Strain into chilled cocktail glass
Finish with pomegranate fruit seeds before serving.