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Kumquat Margarita

[Photo: Kelly Carámbula]

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.

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