Saturday, April 6, 2013

Kiwi and Strawberry Cocktails

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!

Kiwi Capiroska
 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.

Okay, this was delightful!!  But, now I started a little more research and the word "strawberries" came to light.  Since this is still the fantastic strawberry season in Florida, and since I had some fresh strawberries in the refrigerator, we just had to try one more drink!!

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.

Don't you agree, that each drink looks perfectly refreshing, and it was!!


  1. Both those drinks just say 'summer'. I can't wait!

  2. Ok, what time is "Happy Hour" I'll bring appetizers! LOL!!! Looks amazing!

  3. It is getting close to that time of the year when one can enjoy the patio and a cocktail. I am leaning toward the kiwi! Pinning.... :-)

  4. Our strawberries are not even flowering yet and the ones at the market are from Spain but later in the season I will be sure to try this very delish looking drink!

  5. Experimenting with drinks is one of our favorite pastimes. Love both of these Susan.

  6. Ooooh, YES! They look VERY refreshing. I am going to have to break down and check out pinterest. Doggonit. ;) blessings ~ tanna

  7. Usually I'm hungry when I read your blog. Today I'm thirsty!

    The color of the kiwi drink looks wonderful and cooling!

  8. I'm a wine drinker and don't have a cocktail very often, but your kiwi drink sounds delicious, Susan. Our strawberry season is a long way off. Can't wait for it to get here.

  9. Both drinks look very refreshing Susan. It's fun to experiment with cocktails.