Kiwi Lime Mojito
Fresh kiwi, blended to extract its tangy juice, muddled with lime and mint and served over ice with rum creates Kiwi Lime Mojitos – a fresh take on the classic.
A recipe for Kiwi Lime Mojitos! Fresh kiwi, blended to extract its tangy juice, muddled with lime and mint and served over ice with rum – this take on a classic mojito will make you feel like you’re on an adventure!
Note: This post first appeared on March 19, 2015, and was part of a collaboration with Air New Zealand. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen.
Do you vacation or do you travel? There is a difference, you know.
My parents were travelers. They flew by the seat of their pants, landing in unknown places without reservations, planning each day just days before. My brother, sister and I were lucky enough to join their adventures, which caused the inner planner in me to stress. What if hotels were sold out? What if we missed the train? What if were stuck in Europe forever? My mother would laugh it off and put me at ease, and those journeys are now some of my fondest memories. They were fun.
These days, I have reservations. I plan nearly every moment of our trips, which, after having children, are no longer spent traveling based on whims, but in search of relaxation on a palm lined beach. The idea of doing nothing is the current idea of fun, and after about nine months, the itch to plan a family vacation becomes a craving that needs to be satisfied.
This past weekend, we just planned some vacation time for our family, but I will admit, my inherited wanderlust is tickling, and as the kids are getting older, I am ready for some adventure again. Without worry of diaper bags, carseats and all the miscellaneous paraphernalia that is necessary when traveling with little people, it’s finally time. My husband and I often dream of where we should take the kids. I’ve been lucky enough to visit lots of places when I was younger, all over the world, but I know seeing it through their eyes would be a dream come true.
Every good trip must start with a good drink, and while you plan, let the kiwi come to you. I made some Kiwi Lime Mojitos! Fresh kiwi, blended to extract its tangy juice, muddled with lime and mint and served over ice with rum – this take on a classic mojito is enough to make me feel like I’m on an adventure.
Tell me, where is your wanderlust taking you? Let’s promise each other we’ll make it happen.
Note & disclosure: This post first appeared on March 19, 2015, and was part of a collaboration with Air New Zealand. Sponsored posts such as these help behind the scenes at Kitchen Confidante. Thank you so much for supporting brands that matter to me and for making my blog part of your day! I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen.
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Kiwi Lime Mojito
For the Mint Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 sprigs mint
For the Cocktail:
- 11 mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 3 lime wedges
- 1 1/2 ounces 3 tablespoons Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 1/2 ounces 3 tablespoons pureed kiwi
- 2 ounces 4 tablespoons rum
- ice cubes
- club soda
- kiwi slices for garnish
- To make the Mint Simple Syrup: Combine water and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring the sugar to dissolve. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off heat, drop in the mint leaves. Let it cool in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours. Strain.
- In a tall glass glass, muddle the mint, lime and simple syrup. Stir in the pureed kiwi and rum. Add the ice and top with club soda. Stir again, and garnish with mint and kiwi. Cheers!
“Stir in the pureed kiwi and run. ” Run run run :D
Hah! Thanks for catching that, Dennis — fixing now!
My friends moved to New Zealand, and it’s high on my list of places to visit. This mojito is perfection!
I’m pretty sure this is going to be my new favorite summer marg!. Pinned xo
Love mojitos and this one is definitely on my to do list! Beautiful pictures, too!
All I am craving right now is a mojito in hand (and hot weather)… this kiwi and lime mojito looks so refreshing and delicious.
Light and refreshing mojito, Liren. The kiwis are just beautiful…fresh! Pinning this for Hubbs to make for me during Spring break. I have a feeling you’ll be traveling out New Zealand way very soon! :)
Ah, a perfect drink for spring break! Hope you and the hubs enjoy it, Cristina :) As for New Zealand, well, I’m determined to make it happen!
This mojito is just gorgeous, perfect for the first weekend of spring!
Thank you, Laura! Cheers to spring!
Kiwi. In a cocktail. I’m officially obsessed. What a lovely twist on the mojito!
Also, dying to go to New Zealand. Definitely one of those dream trips.
Let’s plan a big trip! I’ll bring the mojitos :)
This is one gorgeous drink! I never thought about the difference between “traveler” and “vacationer” before. I guess I’m a little bit of both! And I would love to see New Zealand. It’s on my bucket list too! XO
I didn’t realize it until just a few years ago, too – but I like to think I’m a bit of both also. Here’s to dusting off the luggage!