Not Another Knife

Cumquat Brandy Recipe

First you need cumquats, then you need clean cumquats.

CB wash

Give them a wash, then remove from the wash, pierce the skin repeatedly with a wooden skewer and drop into your container.

CB pricked

Now add in a couple of whole vanilla beans (you can add more vanilla flavour if you want with vanilla essence, you’ll have time to fine tune trust me) and then add brandy, do not fill the container.

CB brandy

CB brandy2

Then add sugar (it’s meant to be vanilla sugar, but with the beans and if needed essence it’s not needed). Stir/shake/swirl the sugar in and leave sit.

CB sugar

Visit occasionally and dissolve any sugar sitting there and add more until no more sugar will dissolve into the cumquat brandy. Aging should be at least six months if not longer. Sampling is recommend and adjusting as required.


5 Responses to “Not Another Knife”

  1. May 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Ah finally a decent use for fruit pickling jars… awesome.

  2. 2 bangarrr
    May 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

    So’s the taste Doc.Not for diabetics though the sugar dissolves until it’s syrupy and thick, lot’s of sugar.

  3. 3 Barnesm
    May 2, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Look forward to hearing how it goes after six months.

  4. 4 bangarrr
    May 2, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Barnes, I suspect it will still be tasting only at six months, I’ve probably got another four-five litres aged. Perhaps I should bring a sample for the next get together?

  5. 5 Catty
    May 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Thanks, Bangar. I’ve plenty of cumquats, so this should be a snap. (A Brandy snap! Geddit? Oh, that was truly awful…..). I’m still looking for the Boss’s “Blackbeard’s Rum” recipe for you, but I think he may have used it as ‘baccy paper during the taste testing.

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