On a sweltering day in central Taiwan, I tasted the most refreshing drink I’ve ever had. This cooling cousin of limeade, made by crushing the fruit limequat—a bittersweet hybrid of Key lime and kumquat—into water with dried sour plums and then mixing in honey and ice. In the heat of the afternoon, it was exactly the kind of relief I sought.

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If you can’t find limequats, you can make this drink with a combination of limes and kumquats — or you can buy a limequat tree at Amazon.comJin Ju Nin Meng.