Depth and intrigue with just 3 little ingredients! The Kumquat Molasses Smash Cocktail is sweet and tangy with a slightly bitter note from fresh kumquats. A brilliant winter cocktail to warm you from the inside-out.
This weekend’s cocktail is a must-try from Erin Hawley, one of our most-loved mixologists in Asheville. This is one of my favorites this season. You’ve got to try it!
A quick note from Erin about her beverage…
KUMQUAT MOLASSES SMASH
Kumquats are only available for a small window of time each year. I try to use kumquats as much as I can in the winter. This cocktail is a traditional “smash” which is perfect for this miniature citrus fruit.
Kumquat Molasses Smash
Prep Time:5 minutes
Amazing winter cocktail, the Kumquat Molasses Smash. Using only 3 ingredients, this cocktail offers deep sweetness and intrigue, with a pop of citrus.
- 2 ounce Rye Whiskey
- 5 kumquats
- ½ ounce molasses syrup (equal parts dark molasses and water)
- Place the molasses syrup and kumquats in a shaking tin. Break up or “smash” the kumquats and molasses syrup together with a muddler.
- Add the whiskey and shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled glass and garnish with fresh kumquat slices.
Yield: 1, Serving Size: 1
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 213 Calories
- Total Fat: 0.8g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1g
- Sodium: 14mg
- Carbohydrates: 19.4g
- Fiber: 6.2g
- Sugar: 13.2g
- Protein: 1.8g
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