Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler

Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

I have 5 words for you: Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler! 

Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Is Tuesday too early in the week for a cocktail recipe to hit the site? I certainly hope not because you have got to get in on this sultry little citrus sip before limequat season is over!

Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

You might be asking yourself “What the heck is a limequat?!”, great question I asked the same thing when these little beauties showed up in my CSA box a few weeks ago. Turns out they are a hybrid citrus. According to Wikipedia when a key lime and a kumquat cross paths they make a citrusy baby known as the limequat. I wonder how accurate of a description that is? 

Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

Honestly, I am so glad that the people that packed my CSA box snuck these little beauties in on me! They pair with lemongrass and orange blossom honey so perfectly. WARNING: This cocktail is super light and easy sipping, so be sure and keep tabs on just how many of these you indulge with or you may get a wee bit buzzed. 

Honestly, I am so glad that the people that packed my CSA box snuck these little beauties in on me! They pair with lemongrass and orange blossom honey so perfectly. This cocktail is super light and easy sipping, so be sure and keep tabs on just how many of these you indulge with or you may get a wee bit buzzed.

Now, if you can’t find limequats don’t worry, you can make this cocktail with kumquats and squeeze of lime too. Either way, it’s totally delish! 

Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler recipe by @beardandbonnet on www.beardandbonnet.com

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Lemongrass & Limequat Vodka Cooler

  • Author: Beard and Bonnet
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x

Description

No limequats? No worries! Simply substitute kumquats and a squeeze of fresh lime juice for an equally delicious cocktail.


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Ingredients

  • 3 limequats, quartered
  • 1 (2-inch) piece of lemongrass, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom honey
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ginger beer
  • ice

optional garnish

  • limequat slices
  • 1-inch pieces of lemongrass

Instructions

  1. Combine the limequats, lemongrass, honey and vodka in a mason jar, muddle. Be sure to really work the juice out of the fruit and bruise the lemongrass.
  2. Fill a rocks glass with ice then strain the vodka mixture over the top. Add ginger beer to fill the glass. Garnish with a slice of limequat and lemongrass if desired.

 

2 Comments

  1. Annie January 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I have never heard of a limequat, but I’ll keep my eyes open for one (fat chance in the Midwest though). There’s nothing like finding a surprise in your CSA box and dreaming up ways to use it. Tuesday cocktails are always appropriate. Cheers

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    1. Meg January 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Girl, I had never heard of one either! If you can’t find a limequat or a kumquat or a mandarinquat (which I just learned about today), you could always do a mix of orange and lime slices. This cocktail will be really good that way too!!!

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