Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Brandy+blackberries+kumquats=delicious. Blackberries are often paired with orange, but the slightly bitter--but still bright--citrus flavor of whole candied kumquats makes this jam special (plus a bonus recipe for blackberry-infused brandy!).
Kumquats candied in vanilla bean sugar. Also yields an amazing syrup as a byproduct that's perfect in cocktails or homemade sodas!
Basically, a handy excuse to drink more cocktails.