Kumquat Margaritas

Kumquat Margaritas

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019

Kumquats are bite-size citrus fruit that you can eat whole, including the skins and seeds. Find them in season November through March for a great sweet addition to your traditional margarita recipe.

Ingredients 3 servings

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  • 8 ounces kumquats
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier


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  1. Combine kumquats and water in a blender and puree until mostly smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium saucepan, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Add sugar and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes, then refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
  2. Mix tequila, lime juice and Grand Marnier with ⅓ cup of the kumquat reduction. Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate kumquat reduction (Step 1) for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 208 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 35 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 3 mg sodium; 66 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 3 alcohol, ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

April 16, 2019
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By: lovetoeathealthyish
Delicious. The only thing I might do next time is crush some jalapeno up for a little kick. But very fresh tasting. Will make again to liven up a winter/sping party.
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