While we were down on the farm we noticed the kumquat tree was still sprouting lots of fruit, so the morning we were driving back I got up early to pick a bagful to bring home. Along the way I started searching for kumquat recipes – specifically ones to make a limoncello as a friend had suggested the idea the last time I brought kumquats home.
There are not many kumquatcello recipes to be found, but a couple served as my main guides since you essentially just need to modify a limoncello recipe. The most helpful hint I found was on this blog about cutting one end off of each fruit to squeeze out the sour insides.
What you’ll need:
- Vodka or Everclear
- Large glass jar/s
First, wash & dry your kumquats
Then beginning slicing off the end of each, pinching to squeeze out the inside pit & juice – I found it worked best to slice off the end where the stem had been.
Place each rind into your clean jar/s.
Once all of your fruit is in the jar/s, fill with Vodka or Everclear – I used Vodka, but many limoncello recipes call for Everclear, so your choice!
Now the hard part, let it sit for 30-40 days, agitating a bit each day. I’ll report back on how it turns out!