Honey Kumquat Mojitos #SpringSweetsWeek

by Erin

Honey kumquat mojitos are flavorful and refreshing, making them a perfect spring and summer cocktail. They are also great as a mocktail if you prefer to skip the alcohol.

Honey Kumquat Mojitos - mocktail option
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Ever since I tried my first mojito I was in love. That love ran even deeper once I discovered how easy they are to make at home, which is likely why I have more mojitos recipes than any other cocktail on this blog of mine. In fact, I have another waiting to be shared when it gets warmer out ;-).

These kumquat mojitos are no exception. This time I made the simple syrup with honey instead of granulated sugar more just a little something different. I thought it really helped the citrus flavor shine with a little more complex flavor profile.

While the recipe is for one cocktail, the simple syrup makes a decent sixed batch for several. I love stashing pre-made simple syrup in the fridge for a cocktail on the ready at all times.

Although at one point I ran out of both kumquats and rum (insert quote about rum being going here) but still had simple simple syrup, so I made made a mocktail with kumquat marmalade which was also fantastic (also good sandwiched between lavender linzer cookies), although obviously a little bit sweeter.

To be honest, I enjoyed the mocktail version even better than with rum. It was so refreshing, flavorful, and light! In fact, I was so pleased with how the mocktail version turned out that next I am trying a lavender kumquat shrub recipe that also is supposed to be enjoyable with just sparkling water.

Homemade Honey Kumquat Mojitos

This recipe used kumquats and fresh mint from Melissa’s Produce. Check out the giveaway featuring swag from them and our other sponsors this week, then enter using the widget located at the bottom of this post.

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Honey Kumquat Mojitos

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Eight years ago: Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas

Eleven years ago: Blueberry Cookies

Honey Kumquat Mojitos - mocktail option


Yield: 1 serving Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 10 fresh mint leaves


  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 3 oz. sliced or quartered kumquats
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 fl oz. mint simple syrup, divided
  • 2 fl oz. white rum*
  • 2 fl oz. club soda
  • Ice


  1. For the simple syrup, add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes. (After using, store leftovers in air-tight container in the fridge.)
  2. In the bottom of a glass, place mint leaves, kumquats, and 3 lime wedges. Crush with a muddler (or something blunt). Add ice to the glass and stir in simple syrup and rum*. Top off with club soda. Serve with an additional sprig of mint and lime wedge.


* Rum is optional. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version just add more club soda.

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