Kumquat Mojito

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Kumquat Mojito
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If you can get your hands on some fresh kumquats, this is a must-try cocktail. Refreshing and zesty and perfect for any occasion – winter or spring!

Cocktail recipe from Mix Shake Stir.


3 kumquats
6-8 mint leaves
2 ounces white rum
1/2 lime, juice only
1 ounce simple syrup
Sugared kumquat slices, garnish

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water


  1. Make simple syrup in advance by heating water and sugar in a small pot until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Make a cocktail by halving kumquats and adding to a cocktail shaker with mint. Muddle well.
  3. Add fresh lime, rum, simple syrup, and ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  4. Add mojito to a cocktail glass with all the ice from the shaker as well.
  5. Garnish with slices of kumquat sprinkled with sugar and/or fresh mint leaves.

NOTE: Kumquats have lots of little seeds. Just muddle these into the drink. No need to strain them out.