Toast Margarita Day with a Kumquat Margarita

Celebrate poolside, for happy hour or just because with this refreshing Kumquat Margarita.

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This month I have been testing the waters and branching out with different cocktails and liquors. Today I am going back to one of my favorites, the margarita. And living in San Diego, you can enjoy mighty fine margaritas whenever you go out.

And since National Margarita Day on February 22nd, I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a fun spin on the traditional lime margarita.

To piggy back the Kumquat Marmalade I posted earlier this week, today I am sharing a Kumquat Margarita.

Kumquats are such a fine fruit, in my opinion. I love the fact that you can just pop them in your mouth, skin and all. Sweet on the outside with a burst of sour from the inside, just throw the seeded kumquats in the blender with the rest of your cocktail ingredients.

I don’t like diluting my margaritas with crushed ice, so this recipe is served on the rocks.

Kumquat Margarita

This is another refreshing twist on the lime classic. Sweet-sour kumquats make a delightful margarita cocktail! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 4 oz kumquats, approx. 14
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. Cut in half and remove seeds from:
    • 4 oz kumquats , approx. 14
  2. Once seeded, add the kumquats to your blender with:
    • 1/2 cup tequila
    • 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
    • 1 oz simple syrup
    • 1/2 oz lime juice
  3. Moisten the rim of two glasses with lime or water.
  4. Line a small plate with:
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
  5. Dip glass rims into the salt, fill glasses with ice and pour in margaritas. Serve immediately.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 2

Happy Margarita Day!

Disclosure: I received a small bottle of Casa Noble Tequila to develop a recipe. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it. Special thanks to food allergy crusader, Caroline Moassessi from for the cute stemware charms!

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2 Responses to Toast Margarita Day with a Kumquat Margarita

  1. Finally, a recipe involving kumquats that I can get behind – too bad I missed planning for Margarita Day. I won’t next year…

  2. This margarita makes me want to swoon. I really like the recipe and the photo is beautiful.

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