Kumquats Soaked in Cointreau and Rum
Rinse kumquats thoroughly with hot water. Pat dry and prick kumquats several times with a wooden skewer or a needle. In a pot, bring sugar, water and spices to a boil. Add kumquats and simmer about 5 minutes. Let cool in liquid. Stir in Cointreau and rum. Pour mixture into a bottle and seal.