This citrus twist on a mojito is our new favorite sip and soon to be yours too. Kumquats are grape-sized and bright orange, they grow on evergreen shrubs or small trees and tend to fly under the radar as an under-appreciated tasty member of the winter (in season December through March) citrus family. These tiny citrus gems are basically a reverse orange: sweet, edible skin and bitter, sour pulp- which is why they are so tasty in a mojito. Have extra kumquats lying around after this recipe? Try our kumquat and kale salad, candied kumquats, or a sweet and spicy kumquat and mango salsa!
- 10 mint leaves
- 3 limes (one sliced, two juiced)
- 4 kumquats, sliced
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- Crushed ice
- 1 ounce white rum
- Club soda
- Lime & mint for garnish
- Muddle mint leaves, sliced lime, kumquats and brown sugar in bottom of glass.
- Add crushed ice, rum and club soda. Stir and garnish with extra lime and mint.