Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tropical Dinner Part 5: Kiwi Lime Fizz

It’s almost happy hour, so I figured I’d share the cocktail that goes along with this week’s theme. I came up with this one because I had bought too many kiwis the week before. Some of them were turning to mush, so there was only one thing I could do with them: turn them into puree. And that is how this tasty green cocktail was born.

Kiwi Lime Fizz
(serves 4)

4 kiwis
Juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons honey
6 oz vodka
Soda water

Cut the ends off the kiwis and peel them with a paring knife or vegetable peeler. Cut 4 1/8” thick slices from the center of one fruit and coarsely chop the remaining fruit. Puree the fruit in a blender or food processor. Strain the puree through a sieve placed over a bowl and scrape the mixture to release all of the puree. (This step is optional, but the cocktail is much better without all those little kiwi seeds floating around in it, waiting to get stuck in your teeth.)

In a bowl, combine the kiwi puree with the lime juice and honey and whisk well to combine.

Fill 4 old fashioned glasses ¾ full with ice. Divide the fruit juice mixture equally among the glasses and pour 1.5 oz vodka into each glass. Stir well, and fill the rest of the glass with soda water.

Garnish each glass with a slice of lime and kiwi and serve immediately.

1 comment:

Meghan said...


tonight im posting a cocktail too... we must have HH on our mind!

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