A little sweeter than a lime margarita, but still with a bit of tart, this refreshing kumquat margarita makes a great cocktail by the poolside, for happy hour or at your next dinner party.
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 a kumquat margarita would be a fun spin on the traditional lime margarita.
Are kumquats edible?
Have you ever tried kumquats? I’m amazed that many of my friends know about kumquats, but have never tried them. I suppose a lot of the problem is the confusion on how to eat a kumquat. And some people get loquats and kumquats confused.
The kumquat is part of the citrus family, while the loquat is kinda like a plum. The kumquat is kinda opposite of the typical citrus fruit. It has a sweet skin and a sour center. And the entire fruit is edible.
Kumquats do have seeds and they are edible. But, I personally, do not like the large seeds and do not eat them. When cooking or baking with kumquats, I usually remove all seeds first.
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.
Happy Margarita Day!
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- 4 oz kumquats, approximately 14
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- Cut kumquats in half and remove seeds.
- Once seeded, add the kumquats to your blender with tequila, Grand Marnier, simple syrup and lime juice.
- Moisten the rim of two glasses with lime, kumquat or water.
- Line a small plate with salt and dip glass rims into the salt.
- Fill glasses with ice and pour in margaritas. Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1169mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
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