What we want to know? Why kiwi is so underused in cocktail recipes! It pairs so well with so many flavors, which is why it's our latest obsession when it comes to fruit-flavored margaritas, and why we came up with this Spicy Kiwi Mint Margarita Cocktail recipe.
4ripe peeledsliced kiwia few slices reserved for garnish
1jalapeño chilesliced paper thin
Afew (3 to 5)fresh mint leaves
11/2 ounces100% agave silver tequila
1/2ounceCointreau or other orange liqueur
1/2ouncefreshly squeezed lime juice
1/2ounceagave syrup or simple syrup
Wrap a few handfuls of ice cubes in a clean towel or ice crusher bag and, using a mallet, rolling pin, or muddler, tap until all the ice is broken up and crushed (you want a mix of ice sizes from pea sized to snowlike).
Save a few slices of the kiwi for garnish then put the rest in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth (this purée is enough for 4 drinks, FYI). For one drink, combine 3 ounces of the kiwi purée with a few slices of jalapeño, a few leaves of mint, the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave in a cocktail shaker. Fill halfway with ice then close and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with some kiwi.