Cardamom Orange Blossom Martini

Cardamom Orange Blossom Martini


An aromatic cocktail that’s perfect for sipping at brunch or all day long. This Cardamom Orange Blossom Martini features gin infused with cardamom, sweet vermouth, and orange juice for a spectacular earthy drink with a sweet finish. 


A cardamom orange blossom martini cocktail with an orange zest garnish



Quick & Easy Cardamom Infused Gin

A gin martini is given a new twist with the addition of herby cardamom and orange juice for a drink that can be enjoyed any time of day.

Best yet, infusing your gin with cardamom only requires 10 minutes time and a little muddling. By using cardamom pods, the muddling process breaks apart the pods and releases the savory warm mint and peppery flavor into the gin. Then, the gin is strained for a flavorful infused alcohol that’s ready in no time! 


Muddling the cardamom pods in the gin



  • Gin The woodsy botanicals in gin lend themselves to this deeply flavorful cocktail. 
  • Cardamom Pods –  Infusing gin with the pine and mint notes of cardamom adds a deliciously herbal flavor to this sweet drink. We recommend using green cardamom pods because of their subtle flavor. 
  • Vegan Sweet Vermouth – Sweet vermouth mellows the herbal flavors and adds hints of vanilla and fruit. 
  • Orange Juice – Orange juice brightens this drink up and keeps you coming back for more. 


Pouring the shaken cocktail into a martini glass


FAQ & Cardamom Orange Blossom Martini Tips:

  • Can ground cardamom be used in place of the green cardamom pods?

    • Yes. However, then your drink will have a little bit of sediment in it. Another option is to rim the glass with ground cardamom which will provide all the flavor but still allow for a clear drink. 
  • What if I don’t like gin? 

    • If you prefer to use another alcohol, we would suggest replacing the gin with vodka. This tasteless spirit lends itself to the infusion process. 
  • Tip: Do Your Research for a Vegan Friendly Option. 

    • Unfortunately, most vermouth brands are not vegan friendly. However, through a little research we are happy to report that some brands are safe for vegans including Vya from Quady Winery and Tribuno, which can be found at
  • Tip: Layer Your Cocktail for a Unique Look.

    • Due to the orange juice, if the drink is mixed it will be rather cloudy. Alternatively, we like to use the back of a spoon when adding the juice, which will produce a cocktail with a fun layered look since the orange juice will sink to the bottom. 
  • Tip: Opt for Pulp-Free Orange Juice. 🍊

    • For a traditional clear martini consistency, we recommend using pulp-free orange juice. 


Adding the orange juice slowly to the drink using the back of a spoon


A Sweet and Earthy Cocktail

If you are a fan of mimosas, you are going to love this fun and flavorful martini. This drink is bound to please at brunch, happy hour, or even for a night cap. Cheers! 🍹

Finally, if you have made this martini, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!


Cardamom Orange Blossom Martini Cocktail ingredients on marble Muddling cardamom pods to infuse the gin

Staining the cardamom pods/seeds Pouring the shaken cocktail in a martini glass

Slowly adding the orange juice by pouring it over the back of a spoon to create a layered cocktail A cardamom orange blossom martini cocktail

A cardamom orange blossom martini in a glass with oranges in the backgroundA cardamom orange blossom martini cocktail with an orange zest garnish A cardamom orange blossom martini cocktail with oranges in the background


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A cardamom orange blossom martini cocktail

Cardamom Orange Blossom Martini

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Infusion Time: 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 0 min.
  • Total Time: 15 min.
  • Yield: 2 Cocktails 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Infuse, Shake
  • Cuisine: American


A sweet layered cocktail made with infused gin– this cardamom orange blossom martini is an easy and spectacular drink perfect for boozy brunch!


  •  3 Ounces Gin
  • 12 Cardamom Pods (Approximately)
  • 2 Ounces Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Ounces Orange Juice


  1. Place the cardamom pods into a pint glass and pour in the gin. Allow the gin to sit for 10 minute or more to infuse. 
  2. Next, use a muddler or a wooden spoon and crush the pods into the gin. Strain the gin into a cocktail shaker to remove the cardamom pods/seeds.
  3. Then, add the vermouth to the cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled and frost forms on the outside of the shaker. 
  4. Strain the drink evenly into two martini glasses. 
  5. Using a large spoon, slowly pour the orange juice over the spoon and into each drink. This will send the orange juice to the bottom of the drink for a fun layered look. 
  6. Garnish with a twist of orange peel and Enjoy!


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Keywords: Cardamom Cocktail Recipe, Cardamom Orange Blossom Martini, Easy Infused Gin Recipe


If you love this cocktail, check these out…

  • Cardamom Grapefruit Frozen Margarita – Here is another cocktail featuring cardamom! The grapefruit is a lovely compliment to the herbal cardamom and then add a little tequila… um, YES! 
  • Pear-Elderflower Gin & Tonic – Gin lovers will unite for this subtle cocktail. Don’t settle for a plain ol’ G & T, when you can add a little pizzazz. 
  • Blood Orange Sunrise Mimosa – Another beautiful cocktail that’s delicious to sip especially for brunch!

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