Kumquat Mojito

Total Time
10 mins
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Kumquats have a sweet, edible skin and bitter juice. Chef Allen Susser uses this often-ignored fruit to make mojitos, a popular Cuban cocktail.

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  1. Reserve 4 kumquat slices for garnish.
  2. Place remaining fruit slices in a large cocktail shaker.
  3. Add the sugar, 4 of the mint leaves and lime juice.
  4. Crush the kumquats and mint into the sugar with a bar mallet or large spoon until sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour in the rum; shake well. Fill two tall glasses with crushed ice; strain mojito over ice.
  6. Fill the glasses with club soda; stir lightly.
  7. Garnish with remaining mint leaves, kumquat slices and sugar cane.