Green Goddess Kiwi Cocktail

When I made bulgogi a couple of weeks ago, I bought a couple of kiwi fruits for the marinade. I only used half of one and ended up eating the leftovers. I hadn’t had kiwi in ages, and now I’m wondering why not. It’s up there on my favorite fruits list, so I couldn’t pass up this Green Goddess Kiwi Cocktail recipe when I found it. I know it’s another green cocktail, but that’s where the similarities to last week’s Cucumber Vodka Soda end. This green cocktail promises to be something very different, and I can’t wait to try it!

I wish I could take credit for this refreshing combination of kiwi, gin, and elderflower liqueur but credit goes to the team at Peli Peli where I had the pleasure of trying out the latest offerings on the menu earlier this week.

Recipe Author: Nguyet at Taming the Spoon
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The Ingredients

The Green Goddess Kiwi Cocktail uses gin and elderflower liqueur for the alcoholic ingredients. I chose my favorites for these: Hendrick’s and St. Germain. If you’ve never tried St. Germain, I recommend buying a small bottle. I bought a full-size bottle a few years ago and have barely used it. It’s not that I don’t like it, but most recipes don’t call for a lot as the flavor is quite strong. Larger liquor stores should carry smaller bottles.

The rest of the ingredients were pretty basic. I had the seltzer water in my refrigerator (always) and made the simple syrup (instructions are included with the recipe). That left me needing to buy the limes and kiwis. I love those short grocery lists!

Green Goddess Kiwi Cocktail Ingredients
Seltzer water, simple syrup, gin, lime, kiwi, and elderflower liqueur

The Process

This cocktail was very easy to make, and I had my first one done in 5 minutes, garnish and all. Not that a slice of kiwi to garnish was difficult.

You’ll need a few special tools for the best results. Here’s what and why:

  • Measuring Glass – Makes measuring the small amount of liquid easy
  • Muddler – The kiwi fruit needs to be crushed pretty thoroughly, and a muddler makes it easy to do this in the cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail Shaker – There’s just no other way to thoroughly blend and chill a cocktail all at once, plus the ice will help further crush the kiwi. A shaker is a must.
  • Cocktail Strainer – The kiwi pulp clogged the small holes in my cocktail shaker’s built-in strainer. You can skip straining the liquid if you like the pulp, but I opted to strain.
  • Citrus Reamer – Comes in handy to squeeze the lime, but it’s not a requirement

That’s it. Then all you need to do is follow the instructions and you’ll have a lovely cocktail in a few minutes.

Green Goddess Kiwi Cocktail

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This summery cocktail is all about the elderflower liqueur and kiwi. It's sweet and floral without being cloying and unlike anything I've ever tried before. There are a few pieces of barware needed to make it, but nothing unusual. A cocktail shaker is a must, and the rest simply make the process faster and easier.
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