Card & Lily

1½ oz Bombay Sapphire gin
½ oz Paula’s Texas Lemon
2 oz tonic water
¼ tsp ground cardamom
a lemon wedge coated in a mixture of sugar and a touch of cardamom for garnish

Mindy Kucan, noted local mixologist, recently won a national drink contest with this recipe. She says the name derives from "card" for the cardamom and "lily" for the orris root that gives Bombay Sapphire its floral note. Combine ingredients with ice in a highball glass. Garnish with sugared lemon wedge.

The GTL (+club soda; -tonic water, ground cardamom), White Lady (+lemon juice; -tonic water, ground cardamom), Longhorn Gineous (+dry vermouth; -tonic water, ground cardamom), French 75 (+champagne; -tonic water, ground cardamom), Lemon Martini (+vodka; -tonic water, ground cardamom), Gin and Tonic with Lemon (+citrus; -ground cardamom)