Summer Drinks 2001

  Convent in Chile

The Chef

Serves one.

Note: One fluid ounce equals two tablespoons.

2 kumquats
1 and 1/2 ounces Charbay Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce red-grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce cranberry juice
Dash simple syrup
Garnish: Sliced kumquats

Simple syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water in a saucepan

Mixing Instructions
Muddle (mash) the kumquats by pounding them with a wooden spoon in a rocks glass. Fill the glass with ice. Add vodka; lime, grapefruit, and cranberry juices; and simple syrup. Pour into a shaker. Shake well, and return to glass. Garnish with kumquats.

Simple syrup:
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil for a few seconds. Set aside to cool.