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Kumquat Sour

Greet Thanksgiving guests with a tart and tangy bourbon cocktail. Candied kumquats add a festive garnish. Also Try: Rosemary Vodka Tonics

  • Yield: Serves 2
Kumquat Sour

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November 2010


  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed sour orange juice, plus more for rimming glass
  • Granulated sugar, for rimming glass
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces kumquat syrup (from Candied Kumquats)
  • 5 or 6 Candied Kumquats halves


  1. Moisten the rim of two rocks glasses with sour orange juice. Place sanding sugar on a shallow dish and dip rim of each glass in sugar to coat; fill glasses with ice and set aside.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add orange juice, bourbon, and kumquat syrup. Cover and shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glasses and garnish each with candied kumquats; serve.


Reviews (1)

  • Tatitone 28 Nov, 2010

    Where can I find the cocktail tumbler used in the photo for the kumquat sour ?

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