12 Kiwi Cocktails to Cool You Off This Summer 

Published May 9, 2022
kiwi cocktails

If you're someone that gets tired of overdone flavors, or you just love kiwi and want more of it in your life, kiwi cocktails answer the call. Kiwi easily mixes into classic cocktails and livens up even the drabbest of flavors. So grab a few kiwis and prepare to add a burst of flavor to your cocktails.

Kiwi Bellini

Give your brunch table something to talk about with this upgraded cocktail.

kiwi bellini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, kiwi puree, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with kiwi.

Kiwi Margarita

A classic margarita is always a good choice. However, kick your usual margaritas to the curb with this fruity spin.

kiwi margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce kiwi puree
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, kiwi puree, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime slice.

Green Goddess

Channel your inner goddess with this muddled cocktail.

green goddess kiwi cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh kiwi, flesh scooped out
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Kiwi slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle kiwi with simple syrup.
  2. Add crushed ice, gin, lime juice, and elderflower liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Pour, do not strain, into highball glass.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with kiwi slice.

Kiwi Mojito

Add a little crispness and extra refreshment to your muddled kiwi with fresh mint in this mojito.

kiwi mojito

Ingredients

  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 fresh kiwi, flesh scooped out
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wheel, kiwi slice, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves and kiwi with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, white rum, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel, kiwi slice, and mint sprig.

Kiwi Martini

Put your kiwi flavor at the very front in this nearly classic martini.

kiwi martini cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce kiwi puree
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Kiwi slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, kiwi puree, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with kiwi slice.

Kiwi Collins

While this recipe is a modification of a classic Tom Collins and calls for gin, you can easily swap that for vodka if you prefer.

kiwi collins

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh kiwi, flesh scooped out
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, muddle kiwi with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, gin, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig.

Kiwi in the Summer

Rum takes any flavor and turns it into sunshine. And the same can be said for this kiwi and rum pairing.

kiwi in the summer cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce kiwi puree
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce cream of coconut
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, kiwi puree, lemon juice, cream of coconut, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice.

Kiwi Caipirinha

This recipe calls for cachaça, a liquor that's similar to rum and is a riff on the classic caipirinha, Brazil's national drink.

kiwi caipirinha

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh kiwi, flesh scooped out
  • 2-3 lime wedges
  • 2 ounces cachaça
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Kiwi slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle kiwi and lime wedges with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice and cachaça.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with kiwi slice.

Kiwi Cooler

Go all out with light and refreshing flavors and a little less booze to boot-- making this great for brunch or an afternoon treat.

kiwi cooler

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce kiwi puree
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Tonic water to top off
  • Kiwi slices, blueberries, and thyme sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, kiwi puree, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with tonic water.
  5. Garnish with kiwi slices, blueberries, and thyme sprigs.

Tequila Kiwi Highball

If you're someone who likes to keep their cocktails simple, then this recipe delivers ever so effortlessly. If you want yours to have a few extra layers of flavor, use mezcal instead of tequila.

tequila kiwi cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1-2 kiwi slices, peeled
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce kiwi simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Orange slice and kiwi slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, kiwi slices, tequila, simple syrup, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with kiwi slice and orange slice.

Kiwi Sour

Turn your kiwi flavors into a bitterly sour and delicious cocktail.

kiwi sour

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce kiwi syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Kiwi slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, rum, lime juice, kiwi syrup, lemon juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with kiwi slice.

Kiwi Caipiroska

When you're wondering just what to do with your abundance of kiwi and vodka, this takes care of all of your problems.

kiwi caipiroska

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh kiwi, flesh scooped out
  • 3-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Coconut water to top off
  • Kiwi slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle kiwi and mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, vodka, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with coconut water.
  6. Garnish with kiwi slices.

A Kiwi Cocktail for All

How ever (or whenever) you like to consume your green fruit, a kiwi cocktail won't be far from your mind anymore. So brighten up your Instagram feed and invite your friends over to show them your newfound kiwi drink recipes.

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