Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail

Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail | Kitchen Confidante

Lemons sprinkled with salt. Green apples. Sliced green mangoes. Tamarind. Sour Punch Kids. Warheads.

Love ’em or hate ’em?

I, for one, love it. As a child, I couldn’t get enough of sour treats, and the more tart, the better. There was something inherently fun in eating something so bold in flavor that it would elicit a face scrunching, eye tearing expression. It sounds masochistic, but I know I’m not the only one. I find that people who love kumquats, those little nuggets of sweet and sour, have a similar penchant for tartness.

Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail | Kitchen Confidante | Sliced Kumquats
Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail | Kitchen Confidante | Lemongrass Syrup

Mouth puckering delights are still a favorite, but I also like to temper the flavors and balance it with sweetness. If you’ve never tried kumquats before, I have the perfect way for you to ease in to it. Sweet and tangy, I think you’ll really love this Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail that I am sharing today on Wayfair.com.

Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail | Kitchen Confidante | Cocktail
Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail | Kitchen Confidante | Rum

Think of it as lemonade for grownups. If you’re a kumquat doubter, I know you’ll be convinced.

Find the recipe for Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail HERE. Cheers!

Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail | Kitchen Confidante | Kumquat Garnish

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by Liren Baker on March 20, 2013

15 Responses to “Kumquat Lemongrass Rum Cocktail”

  1. Cookin' Canuck March 20, 2013 @ 8:27 am (#

    It’s only supposed be 50 degrees here today, but I have to tell you that I am craving one of these. What a fantastic group of bright, fresh flavors!

    • Liren replied: — March 20th, 2013 @ 8:34 am

      It’s wet and gloomy here, too, Dara, but this will definitely bring a splash of spring! Stay warm today!

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 20, 2013 @ 9:28 am (#

    Can I have a glass? ;) Gorgeous, love these flavors!

    • Liren replied: — March 20th, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

      But of course, Laura! Cheers!

  3. Holly March 20, 2013 @ 10:43 am (#

    I love trying new fruits or vegetables. I’ll have to try kumquats this week. Your recipe is intriguing as well as this tart from Alanna. http://www.bojongourmet.com/2013/03/rustic-citrus-almond-tart.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BojonGourmet+%28The+Bojon+Gourmet%29

    • Liren replied: — March 20th, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

      What a lovely, lovely tart. Thank you for sharing that! I do agree, that both would be a great way to try kumquats. Perhaps even better if together :)

  4. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 20, 2013 @ 4:21 pm (#

    Love the use of kumquats! Definitely best time of the year to pucker up!

  5. Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! March 21, 2013 @ 7:13 am (#

    Liren: My kind of drink..packed with flavors…great pics…

  6. dixya@food, pleasure, and health March 21, 2013 @ 2:06 pm (#

    cheers to Spring and beautiful drink here Liren :) I am always up for adult lemonade

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  8. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up March 22, 2013 @ 11:47 am (#

    Love kumquat’s. I have a friend whose neighbor has a tree and I am so jealous. I would eat everything right off the tree. Like you sour candies are my favorite. I would eat sour skittles until the roof of my mouth hurt. Now that is masochistic. This drink sounds amazing! Pinned.

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  10. Paula - bell'alimento April 13, 2013 @ 4:14 pm (#

    I’d like a whole pitcher of these please!

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