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Kumquat-Champagne Cocktails


Candied kumquats are a colorful addition to these celebratory sparkling drinks.

  • Yield: Makes 1 dozen

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010


  • 2 pints kumquats, pricked a few times with a pin
  • Cold water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 bottles chilled Champagne
  • Tangerine wedges, for garnish


  1. Place kumquats in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Drain immediately. Repeat twice.

  2. Add sugar and 2 cups water to drained kumquats in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat immediately, and let kumquats and syrup cool completely.

  3. Spoon 3 kumquats and 1 tablespoon syrup into each of 12 Champagne glasses. Top off with Champagne, and garnish with tangerine wedges.

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  • MS11697554
    31 DEC, 2014
    Tasty and beautiful. It can be very sweet so be careful to not add too much.
    • MS10523569
      7 APR, 2019
      This cocktail is so elegant. I like a dry champagne. I offered this option at a engagement part bubbly bar. It was a huge hit.