Kumquat Mojito

By gabsimonelouise
April 26, 2016
Kumquat Mojito

Author Notes: Every two weeks during winter, my mom sends me at least a pound of kumquats from her tree in California to tide me over here in the Colorado snow. A warm spring weekend led me to a recipe for candied kumquat mojitos from the LA times. I found their concoction a bit sweet so I replaced the candied kumquat with thin-sliced fresh ones, and dialed up the lime juice. Very refreshing after a day spent un-wintering the garden...something my mom never has to deal with!gabsimonelouise

Makes: 1 cocktail


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup, divided
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 kumquat, thinly sliced
  • crushed ice
  • splash of club soda


  1. To make simple syrup, boil equal amounts water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Cool.
  2. Mix lemon juice, lime juice, rum, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in a cocktail shaker (or mason jar with lid). Mix well.
  3. Muddle mint leaves and remaining tablespoon simply syrup in a tall glass. Add thinly sliced kumquat and muddle to release its juices.
  4. Add crushed ice to the glass, then pour over the lemon-lime mixture and a splash of club soda.

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