Kumquat Martini

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Kumquat Martini #ABRecipes

Kumquat Martini, refreshing libation for New Year’s celebrations

This year is almost over and have been thinking about a Kumquat Martini a nice cocktail to end the year and welcome the new.  Kumquats are now in season and have a sweet and tangy flavor that goes well with martinis. But know you must be wondering what is a kumquat, this is a small fruit that originated in China and has been grown in Europe, California and Florida. This small fruit is sweet and tart unlike the orange you can eat kumquats whole since its skin is sweet and has a floral flavor. You can use kumquats for sauces, jellies, marmalade, to make desserts, salads, sweet and savory dishes and cocktails, so let’s stir some kumquat martinis for New Year’s!


For the Kumquat Preserve:

  • 1 pint of fresh kumquats cut in rounds
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup of Riesling wine
  • 1 cup of raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of orange marmalade

For the Kumquat Martini:

  • 3 tablespoons of Kumquat preserve
  • 2.5 shots of orange liqueur
  • 4 shots of vodka
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 tablespoons of yellow sugar for the rim

Preparation time: 30 minutes. The Kumquat preserve makes 2.5 cups, cost per cup less than $1.50 per cup. The Kumquat martini preparation serves 4 drinks, cost per drink is around $3.00 dollars. You will need a smalls saucepan, a chopping block, a knife, measuring spoons and cups, martini shaker, martini glasses.

Kumquat or naranja china #ABRecipes

Preparing Kumquat or naranja china preserves

Start by cleaning the kumquat fruit with running water, then cut in round and discard the small green stem, also remove the seeds. Place the cut kumquats in a saucepan and add the orange juice, the Riesling wine, the sugar and the orange marmalade and stir. Cook this until getting a smooth sauce, let it cool and place it inside a glass container with a sealing cap.

Kumquat Preserve #ABRecipes

Kumquat Preserve

To prepare the Kumquat Martini add the ingredients of the list in the martini shaker and shake well. Wet the rim of the martini glasses with water and cover the rim with yellow sugar and serve the martini chilled. Please drink responsibly do not drink and drive and have a safe and wonderful end of the year.

Kumquat Martini #ABRecipes

Fresh Kumquat Martini

 Happy New Year!

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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    Me encanta el nombre, tampoco los conocia, e imagino que el trago queda delicioso. Muchas gracias por todas tus recetas y les deseo un buen año para ti y tu familia.
    Felicidades, un abrazo!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Hola Adriana los Kumquats en espanol se conocen como naranjas chinas son deliciosos muy dulces. Mil gracias por tus comentarios durante el año realmente muy agradecida con tu apoyo. Un abrazo muy grande y mis mejores deseos para el 2014!

  • mena & taty

    yes, yes, yes!
    You never fail in getting us good ideas always
    cheers to a marvelous 2014!!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Many thanks Taty have a wonderful new year wishing you and your family the best of the best!

  • Mamá XXI

    Wowww se ve delicioso!!!! Que rico!! Happy new year Adriana and thanks for all the amazing recipes you shared with as!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Happy new year hermosa many thanks for your continued support!

  • Maybelline

    Se ve bien rico… I would love to try it!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Muy refrescante tambien, feliz 2014!

  • http://www.ahorrosparatodas.com/ diana rodriguez

    Que rico… feliz 2014

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Y muy facil feliz 2014!

  • mommyhoodsdiary

    Yummy… suena perfecto para esta noche! Gracias por compartir.

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Oriana feliz 2014!

  • Veronica Cervera

    Uy, que ricura, Adriana. Con lo que em gustan los kumquats! Feliz año nuevo y gracias por todo.

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Vero feliz 2014 para ustedes tambien!

  • Yissele Shirley

    Que delicia querida Adriana! Adoro los Martinis y este se ve rico! Cariños y mis mejores deseos para este año nuevo para que sigas compartiendo tantas delicias con todas las que te seguimos! XOXO


    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Yissele, feliz 2014!

  • http://www.cookingwithheidi.com/ Motownkittys

    Sounds interesting and yummy. I’ll have to try it.

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