I’m always in the mood for a drink with gin, citrus, and something fizzy.
Perhaps you’ve noticed the prevalence of gin drinks on this site? There are several gin/citrus/fizz variations I enjoy. I love a Tom Collins, a Gin and Tonic (of course!), or a Gin Rickey.
That’s why when I brought Kumquats home from the grocery store, this drink just fell into place. I switched lime juice for muddled key limes; they’re in season and look pretty in the glass, too. This drink would also work well with vodka for anyone who doesn’t like gin (I’m totally judging you).
Kumquat Key Lime Fizz
4 kumquats, halved
2-3 key limes, halved
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1.5 oz. gin or vodka
Muddle the kumquats and key limes with the syrup. You can either strain this into a new glass with fresh fruit garnishes or just leave the muddled fruit in your drink. Top with gin or vodka and ice. Top with club soda. Stir and garnish if desired. Easy, right?