Chickadee Says: Summer Drink Series: Kiwi-Lime Martini

Friday, September 6, 2013

Summer Drink Series: Kiwi-Lime Martini

Hello Darlings!

Happy Friday! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you might know I’m a bit of a texture freak. Were talking about having to take the skin off garbanzo beans for a smoother product freak. So when I was mixing up this Kiwi-Lime Martini I was debating whether to leave the seeds in for a super cool looking drink or sieving them out for a smoother sip that looked like a green highlighter came undone in my vodka bottle. Aesthetics won and I am super pleased with the result! Simple and fresh with a bit of zing from fresh lime juice, this martini is perfect for a warm summer night.

Ingredients: (makes two)

- 2 Kiwi Fruits
- Juice of Half a Lime
- 6 Ounces Vodka
- 1 Ounce Simple Syrup


1. Skin and cut up the kiwi into chunks. Place these chunks in your cocktail shaker and muddle until a liquid-y pulp. (Make sure to reserve a slice for garnish)

2. Add vodka, simple syrup, and lime juice into kiwi pulp. Add ice and shake vigorously.

3. Strain through the cocktail shaker’s lid into a martini glass filled with ice.

4. Garnish with a slice of kiwi.

5. Enjoy!

I love that this drink is super quick to make and made with one of my favorite fruits- kiwi! I’m a weirdo and actually eat kiwis with their skins on (I learned to do that while playing soccer in New Zealand)! What is your favorite way to eat a kiwi? Let me know in the comments below!

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