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.