Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kumquat Digestif

Sound appetizing? It's an after dinner drink that takes 3 weeks to make, but it's so easy! Mine is currently 2 weeks in the making (you can see the condensation in the decanter). I can't wait to try it. I wonder what I will prepare for dinner to compliment this unique libation?

Aperitif vs. Digestif:

Aperitif- Before dinner alcoholic drink (usually served with an appetizer) to stimulate appetite.

Digestif- After dinner alcoholic drink to help you digest the meal.

...and now you know ;)

Here's the recipe:

Kumquat Disgestif

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 10 kumquats, cut in half lengthwise, plus 5 to 6 whole
  • Several branches fresh thyme


1. In a medium saucepan, heat sugar with 1/2 cup water, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

2. Stir in vodka. Pour mixture into a decanter and add kumquats (halves first) and thyme. Chill at least 3 weeks. Serve ice-cold, in shot glasses.

Recipe discovered through Swanky Tables

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