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champagne glasses set on a marble table and filled with a yellow drink, kumquats and thyme sprigs

Kumquat & Thyme Cocktail

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A simple and stunning cocktail made with sweet-tart kumquats, fresh thyme, ginger beer and vodka. Elegant, easy to make, and crowd-pleasing! 


  • 8 kumquats, sliced
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • Ice
  • Kumquats and thyme sprigs for garnish


Muddle kumquats, thyme, and honey in a cocktail shaker until bruised and juices release, about 30 seconds.

Add vodka, fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled. Stir in ginger beer until chilled. Strain cocktail into a champagne flute and garnish with thyme sprigs and kumquats.

Keywords: citrus vodka cocktail, kumquat cocktail, thyme cocktail

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