Candied kumquats are a colorful addition to these celebratory sparkling drinks.
- 2 pints kumquats, pricked a few times with a pin
- Cold water
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 bottles chilled Champagne
- Tangerine wedges, for garnish
Place kumquats in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Drain immediately. Repeat twice.
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.
Spoon 3 kumquats and 1 tablespoon syrup into each of 12 Champagne glasses. Top off with Champagne, and garnish with tangerine wedges.