Today I am showcasing my favorite type of cocktail, which is a sour. I used kumquats and blood oranges to make this spirit shine. I love gin sours because the citrus blends really well with the gin. I used Victoria Gin, which is distilled on Vancouver Island with ten different botanicals including juniper berries, coriander, angelica, orris root, star anise, orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon, and rose petals. The combination of these botanicals makes this sour shine! Cheers to Victoria Gin!

Recipe: Kumquat and Blood Orange Gin Sour


  • 1.5 ounces of Victoria Gin
  • 1 teaspoon of kumquat simple syrup (*see recipe below)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 3 kumquats, juiced
  • 1/2 cup of ice
  • 1 egg white

Garnish: Blood orange slice and kumquat


  • Fill a metal shaker with gin, kumquat simple syrup, lemon juice, blood orange juice, kumquat juice, and egg white
  • Shake mixture for 20 seconds then add ½ cup of ice
  • Shake mixture for an additional 20 seconds
  • Strain mixture into serving glass
  • Garnish with Blood orange slice and kumquat

Yields: 1 serving

*Recipe: Kumquat Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 8-10 kumquats, sliced


  • In a saucepan combine sugar, water, and kumquats.  Let it boil for until sugar dissolves
  • Strain mixture and let it cool
  • Extra syrup may be stored in a glass container for up to a week.


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