This kiwi gin cocktail is light, bubbly and quick to make. Take a couple kiwis and muddle them together with your favorite gin, simple syrup, and lime juice. Then top it off with some club soda for fizz. Make one for yourself in less than five minutes!
Gin drinks are great for spring and summer cocktails. They go well with any sort of fruity flavor. Plus, with a bit of soda bubbliness, they are perfectly refreshingly to sip while sitting on the patio. This kiwi drink is similar in style to this Pomegranate Gin Fizz which is just as good.
The only part of this cocktail that takes a bit of time to make is the simple syrup, but you can buy this in stores pre-made if you want to save time. Or, make a large batch to always have on hand, ready to go for all your summer cocktails.
- Kiwis — Adjust the number of kiwis per drink based on your strength preference. If you like a fruitier, sweeter cocktail, add three kiwis per cocktail. If you like a stronger gin flavor, add two kiwis per cocktail.
- Gin — Any type of gin works well. If you have a favorite type, use that one.
- Simple Syrup — See the instructions below for how to make your own really easily. You can also buy this pre-made in the grocery store too. (But it is much cheaper to make yourself!)
- Lime juice — Use freshly squeezed juice of about half a lime. You can use artificial lime juice if you don’t have a fresh lime but fresh always tastes better!
- Club Soda — The fizz is what makes this cocktail so light and refreshing. Club soda is typically used for cocktails, but really any sort of light fizzy drink will work, such as Sprite, 7up or Perrier.
How to make simple syrup:
Simple syrup is basically a liquid mixture of sugar and water. It is used in this kiwi cocktail to add a bit of sweetness. Make a batch and store it in a sealed jar in the fridge to save time for future cocktails.
Mix equal parts of granulated sugar and water on a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the liquid syrup from the heat and let it cool to room temperature before mixing it into a cocktail.
I prefer to make simple syrup in batches of 1 cup, so using 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup water. However, if you don’t make cocktails that often, you can use as little as ¼ cup granulated sugar with ¼ cup water. You will still end up with some leftover if you are only making a single drink, but I find that smaller portions than this don’t mix well enough on a pan to dissolve properly.