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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 simple variation of the popular Brazilian rum drink, the Caipirinha, in which fresh kumquat and ginger flavor the sugar and cachaça.
One of the best aspects of this drink is that the kumquat has a season that typically runs from December or January through March or April, so this is a fantastic little drink to bring the sunshine into winter.
It is refreshing and complex and, since it is so dependent on fresh flavors, should be made with a premium cachaça. Good cachaça is becoming easier to find and brands like Leblon are becoming more commonly available.