Ideally, you should use simple syrup for this drink, but if you don't have any, put one teaspoonful of sugar and a splash of water in the bottom of the mixing glass. Swirl to dissolve the sugar then proceed with the muddling.
Kumquat-Basil Cooler (for two)
- 5 or 6 kumquats
- 6 sprigs of Thai (regular Italian) basil
- 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
Strain into tall glasses and top with soda water, garnish with a sprig of basil.