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Kiwi Margarita Recipe

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The Kiwi Margarita is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that combines the tropical sweetness of ripe kiwi with the tangy flavors of lime juice and the smooth kick of tequila. Enhanced with triple sec and simple syrup, this drink offers a perfect balance of sweet and sour, making it a delightful choice for a summer evening. Served in a salt-rimmed glass, it adds an extra layer of flavor to each sip.

Tasting Notes

Tasting the Kiwi Margarita, the first impression is a burst of fresh kiwi flavor that is both sweet and slightly tart. This initial taste is quickly followed by the smooth warmth of tequila, which blends seamlessly with the citrusy notes of lime juice. The triple sec adds a hint of orange that complements the overall flavor profile, while the simple syrup balances the tartness, making the drink pleasantly sweet without being overwhelming.

As you continue to sip, the kiwi’s unique flavor becomes more pronounced, offering a refreshing contrast to the traditional margarita elements. The salt rim, if used, provides a savory touch that enhances the sweetness of the kiwi and the tartness of the lime, creating a well-rounded and satisfying cocktail experience.

The Kiwi Margarita is a delightful twist on a classic, perfect for those looking to try something new and refreshing.

Tips & Tricks

Herbal Infusion: Infuse the tequila with basil or rosemary for a unique, aromatic variation.

Sparkling Kiwi Margarita: Top the drink with a splash of club soda or sparkling water for a fizzy finish.

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Kiwi Margarita

Kiwi Margarita

Refresh Your Senses with a Kiwi Twist


  • 1 ripe kiwi (peeled)
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 0.75 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • salt for the rim (optional)


  1. Slice your ripe and peeled kiwi, and place it in a shaker.
  2. Muddle it well, along with the lime juice.
  3. Add ice, tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup.
  4. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  5. Strain into glass over fresh ice, and serve.


Feel free to use kiwi syrup in place of simple syrup for a stronger kiwi flavor.

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