Kumquats, Lemongrass & Rum

Main Spirit Rum, Gold
Difficulty Easy
Technique Shaken

If you like your citrus on the tarty side and lots of it, then a Kumquats, Lemongrass & Rum is a drink that certainly won’t disappoint. With Kumquat Juice, Kumquat-lemongrass Syrup and Rum, this drink has a perfectly balanced zing.

Ingredients

  • 0.5 oz. 15ml Kumquat Juice
  • 2.5 oz. 75ml Kumquat-Lemongrass Syrup
  • 1.5 oz. 45ml Rum, Gold
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Glass

Rocks

Instructions

In a mixing glass, combine rum, kumquat-lemongrass syrup, fresh kumquat juice and ice. Shake and serve over the rocks.

Garnish

Kumquat halves

Kumquat-Lemongrass Syrup

Chop two stalks of lemongrass into 2 inch (5cm) pieces, then crush with a muddler to release the juice. Combine lemongrass, 2 cups water and 3/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Squeeze one cup of halved kumquats into the lemongrass and water, and drop the pressed kumquats into the saucepan. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Let it cool in the refrigerator. Strain.

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