Kiwi Martini

Kiwi martini recipe

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
216 Calories
1g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail
Amount per serving
Calories 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 126mg 632%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 486mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The kiwi martini is a very fun vodka cocktail and it is one of the best drinks that makes use of fresh fruit. Though there are a few recipes floating around, this is one of the easiest and it is an absolutely delightful green martini to drink.

For this recipe, you'll simply muddle slices of kiwi with simple syrup, then shake it with vodka. It's a drink that anyone can mix up in minutes and a perfect cocktail to show off your favorite vodka.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 fruit (2" dia) kiwi (skinned and sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 fl oz ounces vodka (or citrus vodka)
  • 1 ounce kiwi slices (to garnish)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for kiwi martini
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  2. In a cocktail shakermuddle the skinned kiwi with simple syrup to release the fruit's juice.

    In a cocktail shaker
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  3. Add ice and vodka.

    Add ice
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  4. Shake well.

    Shaker
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  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
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  6. Garnish with a slice of kiwi.

    Garnish with a slice of kiwi
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How Strong Is the Kiwi Martini?

The double shot of vodka used in this kiwi martini means that this is not a weak drink. It may be sweet, fruity, and really cute, but it has an alcohol content around 34 percent ABV (68 proof). This is only slightly lower than the bottling proof of the average flavored vodka, which is typically 70 proof. Keep this in mind because drinks like this will sneak up on you.

Tips

  • Probably the biggest challenge with the kiwi martini is skinning the fruit. It's a fuzzy little thing and the skin is not very easy to remove. But if you cut off the ends of a kiwi and work a spoon around the inside of the skin, all the green flesh pops right out.
  • You can also use granulated sugar rather than simple syrup. However, the syrup prevents any issues with dissolving sugar and is very easy to make at home, which is why it's often preferred for drinks.
  • When you're making syrup, you can add kiwi juice and create a kiwi-flavored syrup. With that, you can skip the muddling process and use 1/2 ounce (or a little more) syrup. Alternatively, using kiwi syrup and muddling the fruit doubles up the kiwi flavor.

Recipe Variations

  • While a clear or citrus vodka works really well, you may also want to try a kiwi vodka.
  • If you like, you can use an entire kiwi for a single drink to really ramp up the fruity flavor. This is a good idea if you want to cut back on the vodka (3 ounces is a double shot) and replace it with more kiwi juice and simple syrup. It's going to depend on your personal taste, so play with the three ingredients to find your ideal ratio.
  • Have some extra fun in the kitchen by turning this cocktail into a frozen ice pop. It's a fun project that will turn any adult into a kid again.