Gifting a bottle of homemade liqueur will surprise, delight, and impress the lucky recipients on your list this year. The kumquat-tangerine version, pictured center, makes for a divine citrus drop cocktail, and can be sipped on its own chilled, like limoncello, too. You can download the free, printable gift tags you see on the bottles here

Martha Stewart Living, December 2021

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Credit: Justin Walker

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
3 days
Yield:
Makes 5 to 6 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Peel strips of zest from lemons and tangerines with a vegetable peeler, avoiding white pith; reserve fruit for another use. Put zest, kumquats, and vodka in a large nonreactive jar; cover and let stand at room temperature 2 to 3 days. Stir in simple syrup to taste. Refrigerate 1 day.

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  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, reserving some fruit for garnish, if desired. Divide among clean jars. Add some soaked fruit or strips of zest, if desired. Refrigerate up to 3 months.

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