Serious Eats: Recipes
Drinking in Season: Kumquat Margarita
There's rarely a time when a margarita doesn't sound like a good idea...especially when it's jazzed up with seasonal fruit. As winter comes our way, the cold weather brings with it a plethora of citrus whose tart flavors are the perfect companions to tequila.
Olive-sized kumquats have an edible peel that's sweet while the flesh is tart. A hearty muddling brings out the oils from their skin as well as the juice from their flesh, bringing that tartness that's key to a balanced margarita.
About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.