The Kiwi Margaritas add refreshing green beauty to your classic margarita cocktail. If you are a kiwi lover then this cocktail is a must-try for you. Making this drink is so simple you can’t really go wrong with it. The drink packs an abundance of sweetness and tartness in its flavors. With hot afternoons and celebration season approaching, we bring you your perfect cocktail partner!
Sungold Kiwi vs Green Kiwi
Wondering which kiwi to use for your margarita? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Kiwis are rich in many vitamins and minerals and are relatively low in calories. You can use either Sungold ones or the green ones for your margarita.
The Sungold Kiwi is also called the Golden kiwi and unlike the green kiwi which is produced year round, the Golden Kiwis are mostly available in warmer months. Golden kiwis are smoother, almost hair-free, to touch and have a bronze skin. They are more sweet and less tart to taste and softer to chew. You can choose either of the two kiwis or experiment with both in different batches of your drinks!
- 3-4 peeled Kiwis
- Tequila – 1½ ounces or 44 ml – Blanco tequilas are just right for the cocktail. You can also use aged reposado tequilas if you prefer
- Lime Juice – 1 ounce or 30 ml
- Triple Sec – 1 ounce or 30 ml
- Kiwi slices for garnish
- Salt for the rim
- Cut the kiwis into little slices.
- Throw the kiwi slices and the rest of the ingredients – ice, tequila ,triple sec, lime juice and sweetener into a blender.
- Blend until it’s completely combined. You may choose to keep the drink a little chunky and thick or blend until it’s completely smooth depending upon your taste and texture preference.
- Strain the drink into your salt rimmed margarita glasses. To know more about the salty rim, check out the original recipe.
- Garnish with kiwi slices.
If you’re wondering which tequila you should use for your kiwi margarita cocktail, head to the original margarita recipe to choose from a wide variety of quality tequila recommendations across all price ranges.
The Kiwi Seeds
Some people enjoy the black edible kiwi seeds in their drinks while some do not. If you like using them, they may add to the garnish of the drink and provide a unique refreshing mouthfeel. If you don’t, simply strain the drink into your margarita glasses using a mesh sieve and you’ll get rid of the seeds.
Ripe vs Unripe Kiwis – The firm unripe kiwis are sour and tart to taste. Allowing the kiwis to ripe will make them softer and sweeter to taste and add depths of flavors to the drink.
If you don’t like chopping or slicing the fruit, you may also scoop the pulp out at once. Simply chop off the top of the fruit horizontally with a knife. Now using a spoon, extract the rest of the pulp and put it directly into the blender.
Though the frozen blended version of this drink is widely consumed, you may also use kiwi juice instead of fresh fruit and shake it with other ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
The Garnish can significantly up your cocktail game. The Kiwi margaritas can be paired with fresh mint leaves to add to its freshness and flavor.
Kiwi berries will be a unique addition to the drink. Add some berries in the cocktail and let your guests wonder upon the beautiful berries floating in your drink.
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