I took a cocktail class with a friend a few years ago and one thing I learned from it is how good kumquats are! Kumquats may look like mini oval oranges but they are much more bitter.
I took a cocktail class with a friend a few years ago and one thing I learned from it is how good kumquats are! Kumquats may look like mini oval oranges but they are much more bitter. I had always written them off until a mixologist had taught us to muddle them. The mix of the sugar, citrus and herbs makes for a refreshing summer kumquat cocktail.
Gin + Herb + Fruit + Club Soda = Herby fruity gin fizz
Key Ingredients in This Kumquat Cocktail Recipe
Gin – Gin is made by distilling grains like wheat or barley with botanicals. To be considered gin, juniper must be prominently featured and a notable flavor profile. Other common ingredients used to flavor gin are orange, coriander, cardamom, pepper or licorice. The base of gin is a neutral spirit, often vodka.
Kumquat – Kumquats are small citrus the size of a grape with a very tart flavor. Muddling them with the sugar helps to offset the tartness.
How to Make a Rosemary Kumquat Gin Fizz
Add to a cocktail shaker. Add the kumquats, rosemary and sugar to a cocktail shaker.
Muddle. Muddle until the juices release from the citrus and the sugar dissolves.
Shake the cocktail. Add the gin and ice then close the shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour over ice into a glass. Pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice and top with club soda and a sprig of rosemary.
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