Recipe by Chef Kate
Kumquats have a sweet, edible skin and bitter juice. Chef Allen Susser uses this often-ignored fruit to make mojitos, a popular Cuban cocktail.
Top Review by Boomette
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.
- 8 large kumquats, sliced, seeded
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 large lime, juice of
- 3⁄4 cup light rum
- 1 -2 cup crushed ice
- 3⁄4 cup club soda
- 2 sticks sugar cane, 8 inches long (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Reserve 4 kumquat slices for garnish.
- Place remaining fruit slices in a large cocktail shaker.
- Add the sugar, 4 of the mint leaves and lime juice.
- Crush the kumquats and mint into the sugar with a bar mallet or large spoon until sugar dissolves.
- Pour in the rum; shake well. Fill two tall glasses with crushed ice; strain mojito over ice.
- Fill the glasses with club soda; stir lightly.
- Garnish with remaining mint leaves, kumquat slices and sugar cane.