Step 1Add the boiling water to the sugar. Stir to mix and dissolve the sugar, cool.
Step 2Bring a pot of water to boil. Blanch the kumquats for 1 minute, drain.
Step 3Place the sugar water, lemongrass and orange blossom water in a bowl. Add the kumquats, placing a small plate on top to submerge the kumquats. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours and up until 3 weeks.
Step 1Add the boiling water to the sugar. Stir to mix and dissolve the sugar. Cool.
Step 1In a double old-fashioned glass, muddle the mint with one-fourth ounce (two teaspoons) simple syrup. Add the candied kumquat and muddle. Add ice to glass.
Step 2In a cocktail shaker, mix together the lemon and lime juices, the remaining one-half ounce (about 3 teaspoons) simple syrup, the rum and pineapple juice. Shake well. Pour into the glass, add the wedge of lime and splash of club soda.