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Kumquat Martini

Kumquat Martini

Get in the cheer with this sipping cocktail. It's a cross between a mint julep and a classic martini. Take the pressure off the hostess: Prep the ingredients separately in small bowls, and let guests muddle and shake their drinks to order.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 1 serving
  • Total:15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 kumquats, sliced
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. Super Simple Syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup vodka

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Press leaves and kumquat slices against bottom of shaker using a muddler or back of a wooden spoon to release flavors; add ice and vodka. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve immediately.

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