There’s something about the intense, sour fruitiness of this, as well as its beautifully black-speckled, lusciously thick greenness, that induces a feeling of summery well-being. The kiwi had its moment in cuisine many years ago, and has since been a cipher for culinary silliness, but in drinks it has a serious argument to make. Part smoothie, part martini, pure heaven: and you are only a blender-moment away.
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Type of Dishalcoholic beverage, cocktails
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) chilled vodka
- 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) chilled dry vermouth
- 1 peeled kiwi
Put the above ingredients in a blender (with a handful of crushed ice if you so wish) and blitz to a cool, velvety purée. Pour into a martini glass and enjoy.
2003 Nigella Lawson