Kumquats come into season during the winter and this Kumquat Gin and Tonic is just the thing to add a little sunshine to a cold and stormy winter’s day.
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce St. Germain
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
7.5 ounces Fever-Tree Elderflower tonic water
2 kumquats, sliced
1 squeeze lime
1 star anise pod
1 sprig thyme
Place two large ice spheres in an over-sized pinot noir glass. Add gin, St. Germain and Grand Marnier. Top with tonic water and garnish with kumquats, lime, star anise and thyme. Add orange and Angostura bitters to taste.
To fully bring out the flavor of the kumquat you can lightly muddle the kumquat slices in the glass or in a cocktail shaker before adding the remaining ingredients.