For close to a year now, I’ve been promising E a celebratory cocktail – to celebrate spring, to celebrate going sailing, and mostly to celebrate the completion of Sugar & Salt: The Orange Book. A year has almost passed since the idea’s first inception. However, the reasons to create something special became current again with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign. It seems that a salutatory cocktail is in order. Lucky us! Check out our Kickstarter progress and updates.
Kumquat Mint Mojito
15 mint leaves (plus extra for garnish)
7 kumquats, quartered (plus extra for garnish)
1 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
3 ounces Mount Gay rum
ice cubes for shaking and serving
2 ounces club soda
Muddle mint leaves and kumquats in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, simple syrup, and rum. Add ice cubes and shake until well-chilled, about 10 seconds. Add club soda to a ball jar filled with ice. Strain the shaker mix into the ball. Garnish with a mint leaf and a kumquat slice.
Makes 1 cocktail