Explore the world of Kiwi Cocktails, featuring our top picks and delectable snack pairings for an adventurous and satisfying 21+ drink experience.
In the 20th century, Kiwi, which is also known as the Chinese gooseberry, gained global recognition as a fruit native to China.
Kiwi was primarily used as a garnish or a decorative element in cocktails. As its popularity grew, bartenders started exploring different ways to incorporate the flavor of kiwi into their creations.
Bartenders and mixologists combine kiwi with spirits, juices, and garnishes, resulting in flavorful and enticing Kiwi Cocktails.
Kiwis can be muddled, pureed, or used as a garnish, allowing bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts to get creative with their concoctions. The bright green hue of the kiwi fruit also adds an eye-catching element to any drink, making it visually appealing and Instagram-worthy.
Whether you’re hosting a summer gathering, lounging by the pool, or simply looking to elevate your cocktail game, Kiwi Cocktails are a fantastic choice.
Keep reading to find out our updated list of the best Kiwi Cocktails and experience tropical flavored drinks!
- A tropical twist on the classic Margarita, the #6 Kiwi Margarita is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail.
- Crisp cucumber meets tropical sweet flavor in #12 Kiwi Cucumber Gin.
- Vibrant and fruity, #18 Kiwi Crusher blends tangy kiwi with refreshing citrus and a hint of mint.
- Infuse aromatic rosemary into the #24 Rosemary Kiwi Cocktail for a harmonious blend.
- In #30 Kiwi Cooler, enjoy a refreshing blend of ripe kiwi with a cooling twist.
Snacks That Go With Kiwi Cocktails
Here are the snacks that go well with Kiwi cocktails, without overpowering the drink.
- Grilled Halloumi Skewers. Pair the salty, squeaky cheese with your sweet kiwi cocktail and add cherry tomatoes or bell peppers to the skewers for a delightful contrast.
- Smoked Salmon Canapés. Smoked salmon on toasted bread with cream cheese and dill, a smoky and salty delight to contrast your sweet kiwi cocktail.
- Caprese Skewers. Drizzle balsamic glaze on skewers to bring out fresh and tangy flavors that will complement kiwi cocktail.
- Mini Tacos. Fill small tacos with grilled fish or shrimp to balance the sweet and tart kiwi cocktail with their savory flavors.
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon. The sweet melon paired with salty prosciutto provides a perfect flavor balance that enhances a kiwi cocktail.
- Chicken Satay. Grilled chicken skewers with a savory peanut sauce, a hearty snack that balances the sweet kiwi cocktail.
- Bruschetta. A crispy piece of bread topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, and garlic; the tomato’s acidity and basil’s freshness will enhance the kiwi’s flavor.
- Sushi Rolls. Avocado or cucumber sushi rolls balance the sweet kiwi cocktail with their savory flavors.
- Shrimp Cocktail. Fresh shrimp with tangy horseradish sauce as a great match for your fruity kiwi cocktail.
- Cheese Platter. Pair your kiwi cocktail with a cheese platter featuring varieties like brie and goat cheese, complemented by grapes, dried fruits, and nuts.
Best Kiwi Cocktails
Making Kiwi Daiquiris is easy with a few ingredients that create a smooth, creamy texture. Just stir the cocktail with a fork and spoon it into glasses when it’s time to serve.
Ingredients include: Pureed kiwi, white rum, lime juice, sugar, and water
The Green Goddess Kiwi cocktail combines tart kiwi, sweet elderflower, and herbal gin for a refreshing balance. Served in a fancy glass with a kiwi or mint garnish, it’s perfect for summer parties or themed events.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, gin, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
4. Kiwi Martini
The Kiwi Martini is a memorable cocktail with a unique combination of flavors and a vibrant green color. It offers a refreshing and tangy taste that balances the vodka, making it an exciting option for cocktail enthusiasts seeking something new.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, simple syrup, and vodka.
The Kiwi Caipiroska is a refreshing twist on the classic caipirinha, made with vodka and kiwifruit for a vibrant tropical flavor. Mix vodka, kiwifruit, and tonic or sparkling water for an easy and enjoyable cocktail, ideal for beginners or a quick drink.
Ingredients include: Kiwi fruit, sugar, lime wedges, vodka, and tonic water.
Kiwi Margaritas are a delightful variation of the classic cocktail, known for their vibrant and tropical flavors. Enjoyed on warm days or at gatherings, the addition of kiwi fruit brings a refreshing twist and a vibrant green color to the drink.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, lime juice, tequila, simple syrup, and lemon.
This easy summer cocktail pairs the sweet, tangy flavors of watermelon and kiwi with white wine. Its vibrant color reflects the juicy, peak-season watermelon used.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, watermelon, ice cubes, and white wine.
The Strawberry Kiwi Agua Fresca Cocktail blends tangy strawberries and sweet kiwis for a refreshing, adult take on a traditional drink. Served icy or slushy, it’s the ideal thirst-quencher for a hot summer day.
Ingredients include: Strawberries, kiwi, lime, white rum, and triple sec.
The Kiwi Kirsch Crush is a refreshing summer cocktail, blending the tangy kiwi with sharp Kirsch. Tweak the amounts of each ingredient to create a balance between sour fruitiness and sweet cherry flavor.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, simple syrup, vodka, and kirsch.
The Kiwi Bellini With Mint swaps traditional peach for fresh kiwi, adding mint for a refreshing twist. The green kiwi and pale gold Prosecco create a beautiful contrast in a champagne flute.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, lemon juice, prosecco, sugar, and mint.
Enjoy a refreshing, keto-friendly Kiwi Cucumber Gin cocktail this summer, highlighted by the sweet-tart taste of kiwi and crisp cucumber, with a fizz from sparkling water. It’s easy to make, allows for sweetness adjustment, and boasts a vivid green color for eye-catching appeal.
Ingredients include: Gin, kiwi simple syrup, lime juice, cucumber, and mint leaves.
13. Kiwi Rickey
The Kiwi Rickey is a fresh, tangy twist on the classic “Rickey” cocktail, first made in the late 19th century. With its refreshing kiwi flavor, it’s a great drink to enjoy when the weather is warm.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, mint, lime juice, simple syrup, and gin.
A Kiwi Whiskey Sour puts a fresh twist on the classic cocktail, adding kiwi for a tropical feel and vibrant color. This drink uses sweet Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, blended with tart lemon juice and smooth whiskey for a balanced, refreshing drink.
Ingredients include: Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
Bursting with tropical flavors, this vibrant green and yellow cocktail suits for summer parties and a hit on Instagram. Easily customizable, it’s a great choice that skips sugary syrups or juices.
Ingredients include: Sugar, coconut rum, lime, club soda, and kiwi.
17. 12th Man Fizz
The 12th Man Fizz is a fizzy kiwi cocktail, inspired by the supportive noise of football fans, often served at tailgate parties and sports events. Its sparkle comes from the inclusion of ginger beer.
Ingredients include: Apricot brandy, lime juice, simple syrup, mint leaves, and blueberries.
18. Kiwi Crusher
The Kiwi Crusher cocktail pairs tart kiwis with sweet agave and fresh mint, creating a vibrant, tropical drink perfect for any occasion. Its simplicity invites quick preparation and encourages creativity, making it an ideal choice for mixology enthusiasts.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, mint, simple syrup, and vodka.
The Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Margarita, a standout blend of ingredients, delights with its refreshing, summer-ready spin on traditional margaritas. Its authenticity and depth come from using fresh fruit puree for sweet flavor and a salted rim for a delightful contrast.
Ingredients include: Strawberry kiwi lemonade concentrate, tequila, triple sec, ice, and strawberry.
Making a Kiwi Gin Cocktail is easy with just a few ingredients, and its bubbly, refreshing taste makes it perfect for social gatherings. Its versatility shines when you add different fruits or herbs.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and carbonated mineral water.
The Watermelon Kiwi Rosé Sangria showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients, combined for a refreshing and customizable drink. Its vibrant fruit colors make it a beautiful centerpiece for a summer party.
Ingredients include: Watermelon, kiwi, lime, dry rose, and vodka.
The Rosemary Kiwi Cocktail impresses with its unique blend of flavors, featuring the unexpected addition of rosemary. Enjoy it as an alcoholic or non-alcoholic option, providing a refreshing and flavorful choice for all preferences.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, club soda, white rum, lemon juice, and rosemary.
25. Kiwi Herman
The Kiwi Herman cocktail is named after Pee-wee Herman but has no relation to him. It combines tart kiwis with sweet bourbon, balanced by soda water, and garnished with a black cherry for added elegance.
Ingredients include: Black cherry bourbon, kiwi simple syrup, lemon-lime soda, cherry, and kiwi.
The Baby Yoda Cocktail is a fun and easy-to-make drink for Star Wars fans. Its standout feature is the garnish, using black olives to create Baby Yoda’s ears, eyes, and nose, adding a delightful and impressive touch.
Ingredients include: Simple syrup, vodka, black olives, water, and sugar.
This easy-to-make cocktail combines the sweet and tropical flavors of pineapple, kiwi, and coconut rum. Garnish with fresh kiwi and pineapple slices, or add a splash of grenadine for extra sweetness and color.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, pineapple juice, pineapple ring, coconut rum, and lemon juice.
Watermelon Kiwi Prosecco Punch is a light and refreshing cocktail, combining the sweet flavor of watermelon and kiwi with a hint of watermelon vodka. It’s a versatile drink for all ages, ideal for staying hydrated on hot summer days and utilizing leftover watermelon.
Ingredients include: Watermelon, kiwi, watermelon vodka, and prosecco.
The Blackberry Kiwi Mimosa features a combination of tart blackberries and sweet kiwis with sparkling wine, creating a refreshing and well-balanced cocktail. Made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, it’s perfect for brunch gatherings or casual get-togethers, adding a special touch to celebrate the warmer weather.
Ingredients include: Kiwi, blackberry, and sparkling wine.
The bottom line
Tropical kiwis are a great foundation for traditional cocktails and can add a fruity twist to your favorite drinks.
Looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to beat the heat? Look no further than kiwi cocktails!
From the classic Kiwi Margarita to the more unique Kiwi Martini, there’s sure to be a kiwi cocktail here that you’ll love.
So gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a refreshing and fruity alcoholic beverage!
More About Kiwi
- Kiwi Daiquiris
- Kiwi Mint Mojitos
- Green Goddess Kiwi
- Kiwi Martini
- Kiwi Caipiroska
- Kiwi Margarita
- Watermelon Kiwi
- Kiwi Caipirinha
- Strawberry Kiwi Agua Fresca
- Kiwi Kirsch Crush
- Kiwi Bellini With Mint
- Kiwi Cucumber Gin
- Kiwi Rickey
- Kiwi Whiskey Sour
- Strawberry Kiwi Vodka Smash
- Coconut Tropical Rum Cocktail With Kiwi
- 12th Man Fizz
- Kiwi Crusher
- Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Margarita
- Kiwi Gin Cocktail
- Kiwi Kiss Cocktail
- Kiwi Gin Sours
- Watermelon Kiwi Rosé Sangria
- Rosemary Kiwi Cocktail
- Kiwi Herman
- Baby Yoda Cocktail
- Kiwi Pineapple Dream Cocktail
- Watermelon Kiwi Prosecco Punch
- Kiwi Blackberry Mimosa
- Kiwi Cooler
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