Kumquat Digestif

Time: About 20 minutes, plus infusing time.

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 177
  • Calories from fat: 1.3%
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 3.4mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


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


  1. 1. In a medium saucepan, heat sugar with 1/2 cup water, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. 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.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-oz. serving.
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