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DIY Homemade Tangelo-Cardamom Vodka Valentine's Cocktail | BoulderLocavore.com

Tangelo-Cardamom Vodka & a Valentine’s Cocktail!

A simple, seasonal vodka infusion of Tangelo and Cardamom pods renders a unique, refreshing vodka perfectly paired with many mixers. The Valentine's Cocktail is a very light, refreshing cocktail with a hint of sweetness, the freshness of citrus and the joy a bubbly cocktail brings!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword citrus infused vodka recipe, st germain vodka cocktail, valentines cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 days 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups aproxmiately Tangelo-Cardamom Vodka; 1 cocktail per recipe below
Calories 74 kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for the Tangelo-Cardamom Vodka:

  • 2 cups unflavored vodka
  • 2 large tangelos , peeled, segmented and cut into 1 inch pieces*
  • 4 whole cardamom pods

Ingredients for the Valentine's Cocktail:

  • 1 ½ ounce Tangelo-Cardamom Vodka
  • ½ ounce St. Germain liqueur
  • Sparkling Raspberry Italian Soda (or a splash of sparkling raspberry soda combined with club soda or seltzer water)
  • Raspberries


Instructions for Tangelo-Vodka:

  1. Allow to sit for 5 days. Taste. If the flavor is strong enough for your liking, pour liquid through a strainer pressing on the tangelo with a wooden spoon to extract all the juice and liquid but restraining the peel and membrane from the final product. If wishing to have a stronger flavor, allow to sit longer, tasting daily until the desired result is achieved.

Instructions for the Valentine's Cocktail:

  1. Place a few raspberries in the bottom of a champagne flute. Combine the vodka and St. Germain in champagne flute. Top with sparkling raspberry soda.

Recipe Notes

*I always recommend tasting what you will be infusing. I’d suggest buying an extra tangelo to gauge how full its flavor is. I’m sure you’ve encountered desiccated fruit with barely any juice and even less flavor. This infusion is best with juicy, distinctly flavorful fruit.

Nutrition Facts
Tangelo-Cardamom Vodka & a Valentine’s Cocktail!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.