The Coriandrum Cocktail

Square One Organic's The Coriandrum Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Nectar: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
151 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 20mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When you have a fantastic organic vodka, you need an impressive, super fresh cocktail that allows it to shine. That is the case with Square One Organic Vodka and the Coriandrum, one of the few coriander cocktails you will find.

There are is so much to love about this drink recipe. It's fresh and refreshing, plus it's designed to make you feel good about indulging in a great cocktail.

Created by Alberta Straub from Cocktails on the Fly, the Coriandrum is named for the genus of herbs that includes coriander. The recipe uses a simple coriander-flavored mixer made by infusing agave nectar with coriander seeds. Once that ingredient is mixed into a vodka martini, the transformation is quite delightful.

Serve this unique drink at a spring brunch or summer party and enjoy the reactions of your guests when they take that first sip!


For the Coriander Nectar:

For the Cocktail:

Steps to Make It

Make the Coriander Nectar

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a saucepan, cook the coriander seeds and water on very low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  3. Add agave nectar (simple syrup may be used) and stir well.

  4. Allow it to steep for a few hours and test for flavor. Let it go longer if needed.

  5. When the desired flavor is achieved, strain out the seeds and bottle. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Make the Coriandrum Cocktail

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the vodka, dry vermouth, coriander nectar, and orange bitters. Fill with ice.

  3. Shake for 30 seconds.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with a few coriander seeds and a lemon twist. Serve and enjoy.


  • Do not confuse coriander seeds with cilantro leaves. The two may come from the same plant but have entirely different flavors. Coriander tastes like sage, caraway, and lemon rolled into one, while cilantro has a lemon-pepper flavor that will likely be too strong for this drink. Some people even detect the taste of soap in cilantro or have a general dislike for it, so it's not an option if you want a drink that will appeal to everyone.

Recipe Variations

  • Add dimension to the coriander nectar by bringing in a complementary flavor. Pieces of cucumber, ginger, lemongrass, or mint make a fine pairing with the seeds and can be added to the water. You can also squeeze in a little lemon or lime.
  • Nearly any herb or spice can be used to flavor the nectar and create a custom vodka martini. Simply follow the same steps to create the infused water using your herb of choice. Basil, cardamom, lavender, oregano, rosemary, and sage would be excellent starting points.

How Strong Is a Coriandrum?

Aside from the fruitiest recipes, most vodka martinis are very strong drinks and the Coriandrum is no exception. This one will mix up to 28 percent ABV (56 proof), which is over half the strength of the vodka on its own. Take it easy and savor the flavor.