Jeffery Cross

YieldsMakes 1 drink

How to Make It

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Bring 1 cup water, the sugar, orange flower water, and kumquats to a boil in a small saucepan; boil for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, then remove kumquats (discard liquid). For each drink, muddle 1 kumquat in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, dry and sweet vermouths, and both bitters; fill with ice. Shake, then strain into a coupe and garnish with kumquat twist.

Ingredients

 1/2 cup sugar
 1 tablespoon orange flower water
 6 variegated or regular kumquats, quartered lengthwise if large
 1 1/2 ounces dry gin
 1 ounce dry vermouth
 1 ounce sweet vermouth
 3 dashes each Peychaud's bitters and orange bitters
  Kumquat twist

Directions

1

Bring 1 cup water, the sugar, orange flower water, and kumquats to a boil in a small saucepan; boil for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, then remove kumquats (discard liquid). For each drink, muddle 1 kumquat in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, dry and sweet vermouths, and both bitters; fill with ice. Shake, then strain into a coupe and garnish with kumquat twist.

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