Kumquat Mojito

In case you didn’t know this already, I love a good cocktail.  Usually vodka is my liquor of choice, but from time to time I can be swayed to venture to another type.  Rum usually brings back memories of one too many drinks from my college years, specifically spring break in Puerto Rico.  While the memories are fab, the thought of rum often makes me shiver…with the exception of a good mojito.  This, my friends, is a very good mojito.

you will need:
2 tablespoons sugar
handful mint leaves
handful (around 7) kumquats, sliced
5 ounces of orange rum (or any citrus flavor you prefer)
club soda
sliced kumquats and oranges & sprigs of rosemary for garnish

Muddle together sugar, mint leaves and kumquats in a bowl or cocktail shaker. This is the key step to a good mojito.  You need to muddle a LOT, til the mint leave have become one with the sugar.  You won’t completely crush the sliced kumquats, but you can leave the bigger pieces in the shaker, as they will be sifted out when you pour the mixture.

Add rum to shaker and fill with ice.  Shake well.  Pour into glasses.  Add ice and club soda.  Garnish with sliced fruit and a sprig of rosemary.

Sip and repeat. This is really a perfect summer cocktail for warm evenings on the porch!

makes: 2 mojitos
time: 10 minutes
from: cb original

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  1. Posted June 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    This looks delicious! I am in love with kumquats and just bought a little tree so I think I need to make this 🙂

    • Ali
      Posted June 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

      A kumquat tree?! How awesome! You should totally make many of these drinks then!

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