Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kiwi Mojito Recipe

We started getting a box of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to our home about a month ago. It's been great getting the freshest seasonal items delivered right to our door every two weeks. I chose the box that is random items because I think it's fun to try new things. This week we received 4 fresh kiwis. Yum! I thought I would just cut them up and eat them and then I noticed they have a recipe for kiwi mojitos in their newsletter. I love mojitos, so I knew I had to try this recipe.

The mojito is delicious! The combination of kiwi, lime, and mint is so refreshing and delicious it may become your new favorite mojito flavor.

If you've never had a kiwi you should try one. They have hints of other fruits like strawberries, melons, pineapples, and bananas. They can be eaten in salads, on yogurt, in a fruit salad or fruit tart, or a mojito.

Kiwis have more Vitamin C than an orange and are a good source of dietary fiber and Vitamin E.

Did you know the fuzzy peel is edible?? I did not! You can eat it just like an apple. Just rinse it off, rub off a little of the fuzz and eat away. If that's not your thing you can peel off the skin with a potato peeler or paring knife.

An unripe kiwi can be a little tart. You'll know it's ripe when there is a little give when pinched - like an avocado.

makes two cocktails

2 medium kiwis, peeled and coarsely chopped
8 mint leaves
1-ounce simple syrup
2 ounces Bacardi White Rum
1-ounce fresh lime juice
club soda or sparkling water

  1. In a food processor or blender, puree the kiwi and mint leaves until smooth.
  2. Strain the blended mixture into a measuring cup to get out all the liquid. Discard the seeds and pulp.
  3. Add the simple syrup, lime juice, and rum. Test for sweetness. You may need to add more simple syrup.
  4. Add ice to each glass. Pour the mixture over the ice in the two glasses. Top with soda water or club soda.
  5. Garnish with a mint leaf, wedge of lime and slice of kiwi.
To make your own simple syrup dissolve 4 tablespoons of sugar in 1/2 cup boiling water. Let cool.