Kiwi Mojito

10 Nov

Since we’re doing a kiwi mojito, I think it would be good to get to know this fruit a little better. Personally, I find them strange. Not sure I trust furry fruits, but goes to show never to judge a book by its cover, eh? Within the fuzzy dull brown leathery skin of the kiwifruit is a strikingly beautiful work of art.

Kiwifruit Varieties

The many varieties of kiwifruit

So, did you know that the kiwifruit originated from China? Only in the early 1900s did it make its way over to New Zealand and some many years later, the “Chinese gooseberry formerly known as Macaque Peach” would come to be what’s now known as the kiwifruit.

Alrighty, let’s get on with the mojitos! What you’ll need for a Kiwi Mojito is the usual mint leaves, lime, sugar, soda water and rum, alongside the additional ripe kiwi and lemonade.

Kiwi Mojito - What You Need

Waitrose Cloudy Lemonade; F&N Soda Water; Bacardi Gold
On plate: Kiwi; Mint Leaves; Lime; Sugar

The Recipe:
1 handful mint leaves
½ kiwi
½ lime
2 shots rum
2 cubes white sugar
Lemonade
Club soda

First, we’ll start with the fruit base. Dump in your portion of sugar, handful of mint leaves, and lime (cut in wedges for easier muddling) into a sturdy glass. Use a spoon and scoop out the flesh of half a wiki into the glass.

Kiwi Mojito - Kiwi

Scoop out the kiwi flesh

You’ll need to get good ripe kiwis because it’ll be much easier to crush into bits. I’ve tried muddling firm kiwis before… They weren’t ideal… And a little tasteless too. Bad show.

Now, let’s muddle the whole lot of ingredients! Twist and crush using your muddler until all minty aromas are released, and all large chunks of kiwi have been obliterated. When things are squishy and the mint leaves have turned a darker shade of green, you’re good to go.

Kiwi Mojito - Muddle

Muddle till fruits are well crushed

Next, fill up your glass with ice. Pour lemonade over the ice until the glass is 2/3 full. Add a splash of soda water followed by the measures of rum. Give everything a quick stir and serve immediately.

Kiwi Mojito - Steps

The reason we use a bit more sugar here is because kiwis can add a bit of a citrusy kick. The sugar mellows down the kiwi kick and promotes harmony within that little globe. Ahhh, perfecto!

Kiwi Mojito

Kiwi Mojito! Muy delicioso!

See also:

Lychee Mojito

Blueberry Mojito

The Original Mojito

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