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  • debdeb

    Thank you Pamela!! So SWEET of you to help me :-) I’m very curious about adding flower essences to the finished product. Rose keeps coming to me in my taste memory but I don’t know till I try :-) I will let you know how your recipes and my experiments turn out ! Thanks again, Deb

    May 12, 2014
    • You’re very welcome Deb. :) Go easy on the rosewater if you go that route and try it in a very small batch as a test. Ginger goes really well with kumquats and rum is a fantastic companion to the bitter tang of the fruit too. Maybe a rum infusion? ;) You’re family is going to LOVE you!!!!! Let me know what you do and how it turns out. I’m excited to hear. (I no longer live in kumquat country…so it’s going to be hard for me to get my hands on them this year.)

      May 12, 2014
  • debdeb

    My family has given me the task to create a vodka infusion and other treats with my parent’s huge Kumquat tree (its a huge, 40 + year tree!) . Your recipe looks wonderful and easy but I have a few questions: 1) I live in a apartment, with no cool basement- can I put the infusion in the refrigerator ? 2) If I have a couple of pounds of Kumquat, can I still put it in a huge mason jar (I’m worried about gas expansion blowing the jar up 3) Have you tried adding sugar? (like a limoncello recipe) Adding a little lemon or other citrus to add more “zest”? (sorry, pun intended)lol Your help is appreciated. Also, any other Kumquat recipes apart from marmalade is appreciated. That gelato sounds wonderful!!!

    May 12, 2014
    • Hi Deb…lucky you! :)

      I’ll answer your questions in the order you asked them to keep things easy to follow.
      1. You could put the infusion in the fridge, but it will take longer to infuse. If your apartment isn’t really hot (like over 85 degrees) you can leave the infusion out of the fridge.
      2. There shouldn’t be any kumquat explosion occurring during the infusion process since there isn’t any yeast in this (home brewed beer is another story though).
      3. You could absolutely make this into kumquatcello. You’ll just make the infusion then add in the simple syrup after the infusion is complete (use the same sugar ratio as in your favorite limoncello recipe). Store the finished product in your freezer for a REAL treat!
      4. Here’s a recipe for some easy candied kumquats. I used these to top some chocolate cupcakes. http://mymansbelly.com/2012/02/06/valentines-day-recipes-chocolate-orange-cupcakes/

      Hope this helps! ENJOY!!!

      May 12, 2014
  • [...] couple of years ago I posted a kumquat infused vodka recipe. This was the key ingredient in a cocktail I call the kumquat summer tease. One of the nice things [...]

    March 11, 2014
  • [...] posted tons of infused vodka recipes, and more than a couple infused bourbon recipes too. Of course these infusions are [...]

    March 07, 2014
  • [...] you all know how much I like to make infused liquors. A couple of years ago I posted a cocktail recipe called The Kumquat Summer Tease that used [...]

    July 19, 2013
  • Jeni

    THANK YOU! Finally something to do with all these darn kumquats (our house came with a kumquat tree). I’m already making my second batch and had to triple it because the first batch was gone so fast. It’s fantastic plain, fantastic in a cosmo and gives a nice twist to a vodka tonic. I just made the blueberry vodka tonight too! Can’t wait to try it.

    April 11, 2012
  • natalie

    these sound awsome! you should def try cremesicle voli vodka shots they are absolutely amazing!

    November 26, 2011
  • This is very inventive and great pics! Jealous you went to Paris right after Portugal. I’m getting itchy to go somewhere and am pondering Portugal.

    July 14, 2011
  • Haha, glad that a simple question allowed you to find the ECC (you’re so demanding ;)) and that your mom still reads the paper! Such a unique cocktail – an excellent use for kumquats!

    June 18, 2011
    • I love the little buggers! Do you have a kumquat tree in that orchard of yours? I’ve thought about getting one but….

      June 18, 2011
  • My girlfriend just got back from a trip to Paris and London! What a coinkydink! I’m starting to feel like a minority group, as in, the girl who didn’t get to go to Paris and London! (But I’ve been! I’ve been! So I know how wonderful they both are.)

    So glad to have found your blog, with its glorious photography, and wonderful recipes!

    I made my own limoncello last spring. Which of your infused vodka recipes do you suggest I try this year: I really want you to try to pick a couple of your favorites.

    June 18, 2011
    • Hi Susan, thanks for your kind words…I’m glad you’re enjoying the site.

      My favorite infused vodka is the blueberry infusion. It tastes so much better than the store bought blueberry vodka’s (it actually tastes like real blueberries). Of course, I also am a bit partial to the strawberry infused gin, especially when it’s done with Hendrick’s Gin (which has a lot of herbal and floral essence already). Stay tuned for a new infused vodka coming in July. It’ll knock your socks off. ;)

      I’m still working on my limoncello. It’s actually limequatcello and I just need to get it filtered and married with the syrup. Where does all the time go?

      Happy imbibing! :)

      June 18, 2011
  • I hope you had a wonderful trip! I’m all over the kumquats myself and posted a chocolate-kumquat-saffron gelato last week. LOVE that I can make an infused vodka with them too. I still have some on hand and will definitely be trying the vodka!

    June 17, 2011
    • Yum…that gelato sounds fantastic! I think I’m going to have to try that myself.

      June 17, 2011
  • Lucky you that you got to go to Paris. Very creative to work in that cucumber jam. Sounds like you are mixing up a lot of good cocktails this summer :)

    June 17, 2011
    • Thanks Marla. I’ve got quite a few new ideas for the Friday drink posts.

      June 17, 2011

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