Another excellent twist on the classic mojito recipe is this Kiwi Mojito version, it is easy to prepare and very refreshing on hot days. We love the sweetness of the rum mixed with the smooth fruitiness of the kiwi, a hint of tartness from the lime, and the freshness of the mint. Combined, these flavors make this cocktail a deliciously balanced drink!
It’s basically perfect for summer in general if you’re a mojito lover. The classic mojito is one of our greatest cocktails of all time: bubbly, minty, and artfully simple. Add fresh kiwi to the mix, and it’s a symphony of flavor!
What is Kiwi Mojito?
A classic cocktail invented in Havana, Cuba. The drink’s origins stem back hundreds of years, but it took off in America in the 1930s when Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize the modern version.
The kiwi spin only adds kiwi chunks to the classic ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need for this cocktail:
- White rum
- Kiwi chunks
- Fresh mint
- Lime wedges
- Agave syrup or simple syrup optional
- Soda water
- Crushed Ice
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
How to Make Kiwi Mojito
1.-Combine kiwi chunks, mint leaves, lime wedges, and agave syrup in a highball glass. Using a cocktail muddler, muddle those ingredients together.
2.-Add plenty of crushed ice.
3.-Then add white rum and refill it with soda water.
4.-Stir well, garnish with a sprig of mint and a wheel of kiwi, serve, and enjoy!
Guide to Rums
Light Rum (also called Silver or White Rum)
Visually lighter and with quite a subtle flavor, most light rums are highly filtered, although a few brands don’t filter, so these ones may still have a little coloration. You can put them in your Daiquiri and Mojito’s, they don’t have a strong flavor so can be good in fruity cocktails.
Gold or Amber Rum
These rums can be either aged or not. If aged, this golden-brown rum has a rich taste due to it being stored in wooden or oak barrels, making it fuller-bodied and more characterful than its lighter counterparts. A Pina Colada is great with a golden rum!
Dark in hue with a much stronger flavor than other rums, coming mostly from the abundance of added spices, they’re heavy in molasses and sometimes caramel tones.
You guessed it from the name… it’s spiced! And for every brand, the exact spices used are always kept secret. Caramel and vanilla flavorings are often added too. This rum is mostly gold in color but can even be dark.
After understanding a bit of this guide, you can choose the one that best suits your palate or simply experiment until you find your favorite rum.
Variation of a Kiwi Mojito
when we prepare Mojitos, we have many options to prepare them with different flavors, distillates, and even herbs! Try these: Strawberry Mojito, Pineapple Mojito, Cucumber Mojito. Here are some of them, just be creative!
Basil – Fresh Mint is replaced by Leaves of Fresh Basil
Flavors- We can use different fruits such as watermelon, passion fruit, strawberry, pineapple, coconut, mango, berries, etc.
Frozen – Make it frozen by preparing it in a blender, this will be like a slushy!
Spirits – We can even change the distillate and give it a different flavor how to use it; Malibu, gin, tequila, mezcal, or pisco.
Mocktail – Turn it into a mocktail by removing the alcohol!
Bitters – Use some flavor bitter to enhance the flavors, depending on the flavor you choose! The Original mojito recipe is finished with a dash of bitters in the original Cuban recipe!
When to serve Kiwi Mojito?
Kiwi Mojito is so refreshing so in hot weather, it is excellent to cool off with this delicious cocktail!
Here are some options to prepare it!
Try it as a:
- Pool party
- In a Pic Nic
- Game day
- BBQ Day
- Playing cards
- Happy hour drink
- Reading a book
- Watching the Sunset
- Beach Day
All you need to know about making a kiwi mojito? How to muddle mint! Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. This is how you infuse mint flavor into the drink!
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- 1 ½ Ounce White rum
- ½ Cup kiwi chunks
- 6 or 8 Mint leaves of fresh mint
- 3 Lime wedges
- 1 Teaspoon Agave syrup or simple syrup optional
- 2 Ounces of soda water
- Combine kiwi chunks, mint leaves, lime wedges, and agave syrup in a highball glass. Using a cocktail muddler, muddle those ingredients together.
- Add plenty of crushed ice.
- Then add white rum and refill it with club soda.
- Stir well, garnish with a mint sprig, and a kiwi wheel, serve, and enjoy!
- All you need to know about making a kiwi mojito? How to muddle mint! Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. This is how you infuse mint flavor into the drink!
Amount Per Serving Calories 855Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 197gFiber 15gSugar 165gProtein 6g
Nutrition information isn´t always accurate!