Kumquat and Fennel Smash

According to the Datassential MenuTrends Database, menu items with the term
“citrus” used in the description have increased in menu penetration 26.2% since 2010. It’s not just food items, but beverages are getting in on the citrus craze. While typically our chefs focus on food dishes they are called upon every once and awhile to provide a whole meal and what complete meal doesn’t have a signature beverage?

kumquatThis drink uses kumquats, lemon, and even orange juice. This is sure to satiate your citrus cravings.


  • 3 kumquats, cut in half
  • 3 heaping tablespoons chopped fennel
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Tonic water
  • Garnish: 1 kumquat, sliced in rounds, on a toothpick


Combine and muddle the 3 kumquats, the chopped fennel, lemon juice and agave nectar in a shaker.

Add orange juice and ice. Pour the entire contents of the shaker into a
large old-fashioned glass, top with the tonic water and garnish.

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