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Kumquat & Mint Margaritas – Recipe!

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I have a miniature Kumquat tree in my yard and right now it is full of bright fruit.  Even though it is dwarf in size, I get enough fruit to put in salads, marmalades and of course margaritas! Kumquats are delicious in margaritas because they hold a huge citrus punch.  With the right blender you can pulverize the entire fruit into juice and adding fresh mint turns this concoction into a lime green color that looks fantastic and tastes even better. Blend up a batch at your next Fiesta and your friends with be delighted.


1 dozen kumquats

1/2 bunch mint leaves, about 25 + more for garnish

2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 shot triple sec

2 shots good quality tequila

2 scoops crushed ice or cubes, about 4 cups

1 lime

kosher salt

(Serves 4)


To Prepare:

1.  Rinse your kumquats and fresh mint with water and pat dry.

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2.  Put them in a Vitamix or other powerful blender.

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3.  Blend the fruits until smooth and all the seeds and skins are pureed.  Drizzle in the agave nectar and blend again until combined.

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4.  Add 1 shot of triple sec and 2 shots of tequila and blend until smooth.

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5.  Add 2 scoops of crushed ice or cubes and puree until frothy and smooth.  These margaritas are not frozen.  If you want to make them frozen, add double the ice and puree.

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6.  Cut the lime in half and swirl it around the rim of each glass.

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7.  Dip the rim of each glass into salt.

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8.  Fill each glass with Kumquat & Mint Margaritas and enjoy!

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