Kumquat Sparkler

  • Prep Time: 24h
  • Total Time: 24h 5m

Ingredients

Kumquat Gin

  • 8 oz kumquats (about 2 cups), sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick coins
  • 2 pinches of kosher salt
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle London dry gin, such as Brokers or Tanqueray

Kumquat Sparkler

  • 3/4 ounce (11/2 tablespoons) Kumquat gin
  • 1 slice gin-steeped kumquat
  • 5 oz (generous 1/2 cup) sparkling white wine, chilled

Instructions

Kumquat Gin

  1. Put the kumquats in a quart-size canning jar and add the salt.
  2. Pour the gin into the jar. (You will have about 1/2 cup leftover gin; reserve and add to the jar as the kumquat gin gets depleted.)
  3. Screw the top onto the jar and let steep for 24 hours at room temperature before using.
  4. (The gin will keep for up to 6 months at room temperature. Use the sliced kumquats to garnish drinks.)

Kumquat Sparkler

  1. Pour the gin into a champagne flute or coupe glass, and add the kumquat slice.
  2. Top up the glass with the sparkling white wine and serve.

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