Kumquat Margaritas Recipe
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Kumquat Margaritas Recipe

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These golden margaritas bring a bit of sunshine to a winter table. Eye-catching kumquats are the secret ingredient. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 lime wedges
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 pint kumquats (about 30)
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 266 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2965mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 9g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Using lime wedges, moisten the rims of four margarita or cocktail glasses. Sprinkle salt on a plate; dip rims in salt. Set glasses aside.
  2. Place tequila in a blender. Rinse kumquats; cut in half and remove seeds. Add to blender; cover and process until pureed. Strain, discarding skins and pulp.
  3. Return puree to blender. Add the lime juice, ice and sugar; cover and process until blended. Pour into prepared glasses. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Kumquat Margaritas in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p88

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