Kiwi martini

19 Jul

kiwi martini

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…)

Kiwi martini
(makes 1)

  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled and quartered
  • 50ml vodka
  • sugar syrup, to taste
  1. 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.)
  2. Add vodka and sugar syrup to taste.
  3. Add several ice cubes, shake well, and strain into a frosted martini glass.

4 Responses to “Kiwi martini”

  1. Margo July 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    love the simplicity, but hard to tamper with the house favorite:the classic dry gin martini.

  2. Andrea July 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    I think it’s called a martini solely because it’s served in a martini glass. If I come up with a better name, I’ll rechristen it…

  3. Vasun November 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    Just a fun fact… Did you know the kiwi was originally known as a chinese gooseberry. New Zealand farmers ‘upsized’ the gooseberry and renamed it kiwi to avoid some pesky US import rule on berries. Ha! Just thought I’ll share with you 🙂

    • Andrea November 5, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

      I did not know that – how interesting! Do you know if the Chinese gooseberry still exists? The other day, I bought a little box of something called miniature kiwis at the greengrocers. Exactly the same as a kiwi, only the size of a big grape. I assumed that they had ‘downsized’ the kiwi.

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