Umatilla Smash - A Bourbon and Kumquat Cocktail


Cocktail recipe by Chef James Petrakis of The Ravenous Pig. Styled by Marian Cooper Cairns and Liz Demos. Photograph by Jennifer Davick for The New Southern Cookbook.


  • 1 tablespoon Kumquat Confit
  • 1 to 3 thin fresh jalapeño pepper slices
  • 3 tablespoons whiskey
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda, chilled
  • Garnish: candied kumquat slices

How to Make It

Step 1

Muddle Kumquat Confit and jalapeño pepper slices against sides of an 8-oz. glass to release flavors. Stir in whiskey and enough crushed ice to fill glass halfway; top with chilled club soda. Garnish, if desired.

Step 2

Note: We tested with Palm Ridge Reserve Handmade Micro Batch Florida Whiskey (