Place the Kumquat-Ginger Caipirinha on your list of drinks to try at least once in your life, it is a divine flavor experience. It is a flavored version of the popular Brazilian rum drink, the Caipirinha, in which fresh kumquats and ginger flavor the sugar and cachaça. It is refreshing and complex and, since it is so dependent on fresh flavors, should be made with a premium cachaça. Good cachaça can be hard to find, but brands like Leblon are becoming more common.
- 2 oz Leblon cachaça
- 5 kumquats, sliced
- 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp superfine sugar
- 1 tsp chopped, fresh ginger
- slice of kumquat for garnish