Cardamom-Spiked Fresh Lemonade Spritzer
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Makes 6 servings
|40||whole white cardamom pods, cracked|
|2||cups fresh lemon juice|
|1||bottle (750 ml) Asti Spumante or club soda|
|Additional sugar (optional)|
|Mint leaves for garnish|
- Combine cardamom pods with 1-1/4 cups sugar and water in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over high heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours or up to 3 days.
- Pour mixture through strainer into 3-quart pitcher; discard pods. Stir in lemon juice and Asti Spumante. Stir in additional sugar to taste. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
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