This kiwi gin cocktail is light, bubbly and quick to make. Made with fresh kiwis, lime juice, simple syrup and gin. Then topped off with some club soda for a little fizz.
Generally you can find kiwis all year round which makes this gin cocktail perfect for both summer and winter.
The only part of this cocktail that takes a couple extra minutes to make is the simple syrup.
However, you can make a large batch in under five minutes and store it for later so you always have some on hand for all your summer cocktails.
Kiwis — You’ll need three kiwis per drink. Typically you can find fresh kiwis year round for a relatively low price.
Gin — Any type of gin works well for this cocktail. It you have a favorite type, use that one.
Simple Syrup — See the instructions below for how to make your own very easily. You can also buy this pre-made, but it is much cheaper to make it yourself.
Lime Juice — Use freshly squeezed juice of about half a lime. You can use artificial lime juice if you don’t have fresh lime, but fresh juice always tastes better.
Club Soda — The fizz is what makes this cocktail so light and refreshing. Club soda has the most neutral taste, which is why it’s perfect for cocktails. However you can also use Sprite or 7Up instead.
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 an airtight container in the fridge to save time when making cocktails in the future.
Mix equal parts of granulated sugar and water on a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
As soon as the sugar has dissolved, remove the 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 — (1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup of water). However, if you don’t make cocktails that often, you can use as little as ¼ cup granulated sugar with ¼ cup water.
Unless you have a very small saucepan, it is harder to make smaller portions of simple syrup than this.Print