DeLeón Kumquat

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Recipe courtesy DeLeón Tequila

DeLeón’s take on the Margarita gets its refreshing flavor from muddled kumquats. “Citrus fruits are well known complements to Tequila drinks,” says Brent Hocking, founder and CEO of DeLeón Tequila. “The kumquat is rare, like DeLéon. We choose to be different.” When you get to the bottom of the drink, you can eat the tiny orange fruit—skin, seeds and all.

  • 2 ounces DeLeón Reposado Tequila
  • 4 sliced kumquats
  • ¼ ounce agave nectar
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Fee Brothers Falernum
  • 1 slice of jalapeño, for garnish

Muddle sliced kumquats, agave nectar, lemon juice and falernum in a rocks glass. Add Tequila and stir ingredients to combine. Add crushed ice and stir again. Garnish with a slice of jalapeño.

Published on July 24, 2016