Saturday, December 1, 2007

Drink of the Week: Kumquat Daiquiri

Did you know that it's kumquat season? Missed that memo, did you? I usually see those lovely little boxes of fruit at the market and buy one. Then it molders away on my counter and then I throw out a bunch of softened, semi-moldy fruit. Sigh.

While it won't use up a whole box of kumquats, this drink is a way to put a dent in your supply. You can use rum (right) or tequila (left) in this drink, depending on your preference. After an exhaustive taste test, we decided we prefer rum. If you use tequila, this becomes a Kumquatarita.

Kumquat Daiquiri

In shaker, muddle together:
  • 4-5 kumquats (easier if you cut them in half first)
  • small spoonful sugar
Fill shaker with ice, and add:
  • 2 ounces rum
  • juice of 1/2 lime (just squeeze it in)
Shake, shake, shake. Serve up or on the rocks. Garnish with mint, sliced kumquat or lime wheel.


Coffee & Vanilla said...


I'm hosting AFAM - kumquats this month, today is the last day and I would love to have this recipe as your entry.

Thank you, Margot

Sunday Cook said...

I sent you the links Margot - thanks!

Coffee & Vanilla said...


Just a short note to let you know that April's AFAM (Kumquats) round-up is now online:


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