Orange juice replaces traditional soda water in this popular Latin American cocktail. Kumquats add extra citrus flavor.
- 48 kumquats, halved and seeded
- 2 cups fresh orange juice (from 4 to 5 oranges)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups fresh mint leaves
- 3 cups light rum
- 6 cups ice cubes
- In a large pitcher, stir together kumquats, orange juice, and sugar. Let stand 10 minutes. Add fresh mint leaves. Muddle mixture with a wooden spoon, crushing kumquats and mint. Stir in rum. Add ice cubes, and serve immediately. (Or, add ice to 8 glasses, and pour mixture over.)
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