Tequila Cardamom Soul Train

Just combine homemade cardamom-infused agave syrup, tart grapefruit juice, and smooth PaQui tequila for an unexpected but refreshing combination in this PaQuí original. By Lena Giaimo, bartender at Asbury Ocean Club in Asbury Park, NJ

Tequila Cardamom Soul Train


  • 2 ounces PaQuí Silvera Tequila
  • ¾ ounce cardamom infused agave syrup
  • 1 ounce ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 whole star anise for garnish


  1. To make cardamom-infused agave syrup: heat ¼ cup of agave syrup in a microwave and add ¼ cup of whole green cardamom pods; let sit for an hour at room temperature. Left-over syrup can be refrigerated for future use.
  2. Dry shake PaQuí, juice, and the cardamom-infused agave syrup and pour over ice, preferably one large rock. Garnish with one whole star anise.
Tequila Cardamom Soul Train