Ain’t Wasting No More Time Cocktail: A drink to make when you need liquid relief

Southern Kitchen
Ain't Wasting No More Time Cocktail

About the recipe

This recipe is courtesy of Kristen King of Maypop in New Orleans.

Serves: 1

Hands On Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes


Peach and Green Cardamom Syrup

4 cups sugar

4 cups water

4 ripe peaches, pitted and diced

12 green cardamom pods, halved


1 3/4 ounces Buffalo Trace bourbon

3/4 ounce Peach and Green Cardamom syrup (above)

1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

Ice cubes

2 dashes Chinese bitters

Lemon twist


To make the peach and green cardamom syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a large pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the peaches and cardamom, return to a rapid simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let steep for an additional 15 minutes. Strain into a storage container and let cool completely before using. (The syrup can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to one week.)

To make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, peach and green cardamom syrup and lemon juice. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until cold. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. Top with the bitters and garnish with the lemon twist. Serve immediately.