It seemed like a perfect afternoon to do some experimenting. I bought a fairly large stock of kiwi fruit this last week. The price was right, but at the moment, I was not sure what I was going to do with it. So I started researching (my favorite thing to do ) and came up for a recipe for Kiwi Capiroska. It seems that this is a drink from Brazil. By the way, all of you who are into Pinterest, know that by simply typing Kiwi into the subject line, you come up with millions of suggestions. I feel this is the very best cookbook ever. I love Pinterest!!!
So we started experimenting in the kitchen and, I think, came up with a winner. It seems the favored name for this drink is Kiwi Capiroska. So, with a little tweeking here and there, we came up with this!
Inspired by "Spoon Fork Bacon"
Drinks for 2
Peel and dice one kiwi
Take two drink glasses and fill each with 1/2 of the kiwi, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 of a lime, juiced.
Muddle together the contents of the the glasses until fully combined.
Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.
Stir and finish each with a garnish of kiwi, mint leaves and serve.
So, instead of the kiwi, we diced strawberries and used them instead. It was, again, a delightful cocktail, but we both agreed that instead of tonic water with the strawberries, perhaps simple club soda would taste just a bit better.