The meaning of the word Koum quat is "gold fruit". The fruit tree was brought to the island of Corfu in 1860 by the English world traveller Merlyn. Koum quat originally comes from southern Japan and China. The tree is cultivated on the north-western side of the island and is one of the most popular agricultural products of Corfu. Koum quat owes its name to its origin. The fruit tree is called koum quat and its shape resembles a (small) orange. With an alcohol content of 25% and a refined taste, Koum quat has become the traditional drink of the island of Corfu. It is suitable purely as an aperitif, but can add extra flavour to ice creams, cakes and fruit salads.
The "Mavromatis Kumquat" distillery was established in 1965 as a family business specialising in the manufacture and bottling of kumquat liqueurs and sweets. The production capacity reaches one million bottles and fifty tons of kumquat in jams and sweets. The Mavromatis distillery is located in the Skripero area of Corfu. The remarkable tradition and culture of this island are well known to the many tourists who visit it every year. "Mavromatis Kumquat Distillery" specialises in making liqueurs and sweets from kumquat oranges, the traditional fruit of Corfu.
Koum quat can be found everywhere in the tavernas of Corfu. At home, it can be consumed purely as an aperitif, but it can also be made with ice cubes. Koum quat is also very good to add extra aroma to desserts like ice cream, cakes and fruit salads. It can also be used for various cocktails.
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