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Kumquat Caipirinha Recipe

Kumquat Caipirinha
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: 1 drink

Angèle in Northern California’s Napa Valley is where locals go for satisfying French fare, but the restaurant’s creative cocktails, including this Kumquat Caipirinha, are not to be missed.

What to buy: Cachaça, a sugarcane-derived spirit with a 500-year history, can be found at most well-stocked liquor stores.

INGREDIENTS
  • 5 kumquats
  • 4 sugar cubes
  • 4 ounces cachaça
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 medium lime)
  • 1 cup ice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine the kumquats and sugar cubes in a cocktail shaker and muddle until the kumquats are broken up and the sugar is beginning to dissolve.
  2. Add the cachaça, lime juice, and ice and shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds. Pour everything into an Old Fashioned glass and serve.