Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

I like these little fruits. So when I saw this drink I had to try it. It's very good even though I did it for 1 in two small glasses. So I think I put too much club soda. But it was still good. I'll have to try it again unfortunately ;) Thanks Chef Kate.

Boomette February 08, 2009

Not one of my favortie fruits but I was game - glad I dared try it. These will send you to Cuba and you won't need plane fare! Hubby loved it and so did I. Made for ZWT3. Cheers Kate!

Julie B's Hive June 13, 2007