Kumquat-Tangerine-Meyer Lemonade

  • Yield 6 to 8 servings

Most American kumquats come from Florida and California, and they are available during winter months. In case you have never seen them, they look like tiny, oval-shaped oranges.



20 to 25 -- kumquats, halved lengthwise
5 tablespoons raw cane sugar
6 cups chilled filtered water
1/4 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
3 -- tangerines, sliced thinly


In a small saucepan, combine the kumquats, sugar, and 1 cup of the water over high heat. Bring to a boil, and stir well until hot to the touch and the sugar is completely dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let cool.

Once the kumquat syrup has cooled, transfer the syrup along with the kumquats to a large serving pitcher. Add the remaining water, tangerine juice, and lemon juice and stir well. Add the sliced tangerines, and serve in tumblers.

Reprinted with permission from The Inspired Vegan by Bryant Terry, De Capo Lifelong Books



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