Traci Des Jardins’ Salted Kumquat Tequila and Soda, as seen on Guy's Ranch Kitchen Season 6.
Recipe courtesy of Traci Des Jardins

Salted Kumquat Tequila and Soda

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
I am a tequila fan. This drink is equally delicious with mezcal or half tequila and half mezcal. I prefer my drinks on the less sweet side. If you like sweeter cocktails, the sugar can be increased; if you are fond of tonic, that can be substituted and will bring another dimension and greater sweetness to the preparation.



Special equipment:
  1. Slice the kumquats to about 1/8-inch thick and remove the seeds. Place in a glass measuring cup or bowl, then add the salt and sugar. Stir to combine, then allow to sit for 15 minutes. Place ice into 2 lowball cocktail glasses. Add the salted kumquats to the ice, then add the tequila and stir. Top with the club soda and stir again. Garnish with the lime.