On a sweltering day in central Taiwan, SAVEUR's Ben Mims tasted the most refreshing drink he'd ever had: a 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. If you can't find limequats, substitute a mixture of regular limes and kumquats for this tangy drink. This recipe first appeared in the 2012 SAVEUR 100.
- 10 oz. limequats (available from Melissa's) or 6 oz. limes (about 2) and 4 oz. kumquats
- 20 dried sour plums (available at your local Chinese grocer)
- 1 1⁄4 cups honey, plus more to taste