Cardamom-Ginger Vodka

(San Francisco Chronicle)

10 green cardamom pods
1 1/2 cups good-quality vodka
10 slices of fresh ginger, 1/4-inch thick

Spread cardamom seeds on a cutting board and crush lightly with the broad side of a chef’s knife. Pour vodka into a 2-quart jar, and then add cardamom pods and ginger. Cover tightly with lid and shake gently. Place in a dark, cool area and shake gently every few days. After two weeks, strain infused vodka into a clean bottle. Use immediately, or allow to age further if desired.

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