Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching, and this delicious Kumquat Margarita would be a perfect, unique cocktail to help you celebrate. My uncle grows his own kumquats in Alabama, and every year mails my grandma a big box of perfect kumquats. She shares a bunch with me, and the rest she eats fresh and makes kumquat marmalade (also very delicious!).
I was in the mood for a margarita the other night, and wondered why I couldn't use some of my fresh kumquats to make some sort of cocktail? I thought about juicing the kumquats, but they aren't very juicy, and besides, most of the flavor seems to be in the peel. So, I decided to puree the kumquats with a little water, and run the puree through a sieve to collect the bigger pieces.
The result was a delicious margarita, that was full of explosive citrus flavor! I'll definitely be making this margarita more than just for Cinco de Mayo!