Martini, mɑːˈtiːni/, noun. A cocktail made from gin (or vodka) and dry vermouth, typically garnished with an olive or a twist of lemon. (Oxford Online Dictionary)
So strictly speaking, this isn’t a martini at all, but a frosty glass of vodka-spiced fruit pulp. It is also delicious, and just the thing to mark the start of the school holidays. (For me, that is – Lyra had a J2O…)
- 1 ripe kiwi, peeled and quartered
- 50ml vodka
- sugar syrup, to taste
- Put the kiwi pieces in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, and crush with a muddler. (The end of the ice cream scoop was put to service this time.)
- Add vodka and sugar syrup to taste.
- Add several ice cubes, shake well, and strain into a frosted martini glass.