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Kumquats are a fairly under-appreciated fruit, at least here in the United States. But with their explosive sweet tart flavor, that really shouldn’t be the case. Once you try them all muddled up in this cocktail, you may have to keep a little supply on hand! I brought this to my fellow potters at my pottery studio one evening, and it’s fair to say that while I am not the most talented potter, I was the most popular that night ;).

Kumquat Mint Cocktail topped with kumquat slices and mint leaves.

Here is all you need to know about kumquats, and you should definitely keep in mind that you can eat the whole fruit, so feel free to nibble on the slices of kumquat you’ll use to garnish these drinks! The mint sprigs are nice for nibbling as well….And you’ll also want to explore 22 Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays!

Kumquat Mint Cocktail: Citrusy and tart with a bit of sweetness, this is a refreshing and gorgeous cocktail, and a great way to make the most of kumquat season!

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What Kind of Glasses to Serve Kumquat Mint Cocktail in?

I picked coupe glasses, which look like small bowl-like champagne glasses. Champagne glasses would also be perfect, as would small martini glasses. This cocktail is so pretty, it will look gorgeous in whatever glass you choose!

Long-stemmed glasses filled with Kumquat Mint Cocktail.

How to Make a Kumquat Mint Cocktail

Muddle the kumquats, mint, and honey in a cocktail shaker.

Woman muddling kumquats, mint, and honey in a cocktail shaker.

Add the vodka and ice and shake, shake, shake until chilled.

Woman pouring vodka into a metal cocktail shaker.

Add the kumquat slices and mint sprigs for garnish into two champagne or coupe glasses.

Woman adding kumquat slices and mint leaves to long-stemmed glasses.

Pour the cocktail into the glasses, dividing it evenly.

Kumquat Mint Cocktail being poured into long-stemmed glasses with kumquat slices and mint leaves.

Top each glass with ¼ cup of ginger beer. Serve chilled.

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Kumquat Mint Cocktail

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Citrusy and tart with a bit of sweetness, this is a refreshing and gorgeous cocktail, and a great way to make the most of kumquat season!

Ingredients 

  • 8 kumquats (sliced)
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave or simple syrup
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) vodka
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) ginger beer
  • Kumquat slices and mint sprigs (for garnish)

Instructions 

  • Muddle the kumquats, mint, and honey in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and ice and shake, shake, shake until chilled.
  • Add the kumquat slices and mint sprigs for garnish into two champagne or coupe glasses. Pour the cocktail into the glasses, dividing it evenly. Top each glass with ¼ cup of ginger beer. Serve chilled.

Notes

I picked coupe glasses to serve this cocktail, which look like small bowl-like champagne glasses. Champagne glasses would also be perfect, as would small martini glasses.  This cocktail is so pretty; it will look gorgeous in whatever glass you choose!

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 300mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 526IU, Vitamin C: 67mg, Calcium: 103mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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