It can be used as a stick or in powdered form. It adds warmth and a slightly sweet flavor to cocktails like mulled wine, hot toddies, or even in a spicy margarita.
Known for its aromatic and slightly citrusy flavor, cardamom pods or ground cardamom can be infused into syrups or used in drinks like gin and tonics or martinis for an exotic twist.
These intensely aromatic spices add a rich, earthy, and slightly sweet flavor. They're often used in hot beverages like mulled cider or in rum-based cocktails like the classic "Hot Buttered Rum."
With a strong licorice-like taste and a slightly sweet flavor, star anise can be used in infusions for drinks like spiced rum or to add depth to simple syrups used in cocktails.
Grated nutmeg adds a warm, nutty, and subtly sweet flavor that complements creamy or rum-based drinks like eggnog, hot chocolate, or punches.
A pinch of freshly ground black pepper can add a surprising and subtle spiciness to cocktails like Bloody Marys, martinis, or even fruit-based drinks.
Whether fresh, as a syrup, or muddled, ginger adds a spicy and slightly sweet flavor to cocktails like Moscow Mule, Dark 'n' Stormy, or various tropical drinks.
Vanilla beans or extract can lend a sweet and aromatic touch to cocktails like bourbon-based drinks, coffee cocktails, or creamy concoctions like White Russians.