Kumquat mojitos

Funny story: a few weeks ago, one of my friends posted this to my Facebook wall.

404That right there is a Jeff Foxworthy joke in the making, don’t you agree?  Apparently, though, it didn’t faze me because guess who is back today with another cocktail recipe.  This time, the resident bartender is serving up kumquat mojitos.  They were quite refreshing.  Be careful, though, they sneak up on you!


Kumquat mojitos


  • 7 oz light rum
  • 6 kumquats
  • 15 mint leaves
  • 3 oz. lime juice
  • 1-2 oz. simple syrup (adjust based on bitterness of kumquats)
  • splash of Cointreau
  • 1-2 oz sparkling water


  1. Start by taking the seeds out of the kumquats. Combine deseeded kumquats, mint, & lime juice in a cylinder-shaped plastic container. Either muddle the mixture, or use and immersion blender to blend. Add the rum and a splash of Cointrueau. Add 1 oz of simple syrup and take a taste. Add remaining simple syrup to taste. Pour cocktails into lowball glasses over ice. Top with sparkling water.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 709kcal Calories from fat 10
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Carbohydrate 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 43g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g


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