This Tequila Kiwi Smash Cocktail is the perfect way to toast summer! With tropical notes of fresh kiwis, cool mint, tequila and club soda, it’s refreshing, effervescent and the perfect adult way to beat the heat!!
This post was originally published in August 2015. I edited the photos and updated the post below to include more information about this Tequila Kiwi Cocktail recipe.
Happy Thirsty Thursday, y’all! Hope everyone is parched because I have a delicious drink to share with you guys today!
But, first I absolutely must ramble, because I need to pick your brain.
A few of you have said you forgive me for blabbering on about the boonies and that you actually like hearing about my new NC life.
I feel like this gives me permission and free reign to keep my posts moving in the country-bumpkin-pine-needle-lovin’ direction. No?
Hmmm… well, bear with me for one (or possibly way more) posts. Because, today I have a real life, seriously imperative problem and I need your help!
People around here name their homes. So cute, right?
I yearn to be included in this house naming.
I mean, who doesn’t want a perfectly hand painted rustic looking sign at the end of their long driveway and on the front of their home, telling you, ‘you have arrived’? Unpack your bags, kick off those loafers (or shoes if that’s how you roll. No worries, I will have you in some Sperry’s before you know it), take a load off, make one with nature and breathe in the medicinal air while I pour you a cocktail. (<– Don’t worry we will get to today’s drink)
Seeeeeee, I obviously need our home to have a name!
It says everything.
It must happen.
My in-laws have THE cutest name for their home.
It’s a family house name and I covet how inviting and simply fabulous it is – Laughalot. This is a name that says it all. I want my house to have a name that is très chic!
I have been racking my brain and I can’t think of anything. At all. This is why I need your help!
You guys are super smart and seriously clever… got any ideas?
Anyways, for putting up with me and racking your brain for fantastic names for my homie-home, I made you guys a luscious libation …
Update: We named our home The SuBourbon Country Cottage.
Tequila Kiwi Smash Cocktail
I feel like the name says it all – kind of like my house name will soon too. 😉
Tequila + Kiwi = Taste Buds are smashed with refreshingly delicious flavor. (Also, since this is a muddled/muddling cocktail, technically we could say ‘to muddle’ is ‘to smash’!? I’m reaching there. I know.)
This cocktail is fruity, minty fresh, slightly sweet and super effervescent.
It is not overwhelmingly potent at all, so if you like your drink stiff (no judgment here), simply add more tequila.
This kiwi cocktail recipe is mellow, summa’-summa’ time scrumptious fun in a tall, cold class.
It is the perfect way to start the weekend, or welcome arriving guests out on your large front porch. 🙂
Simply put, it is pretty and delicious. And, who doesn’t want to shake together a little bit of that into their life?
What is the best tequila for cocktails?
You definitely want to steer clear of those cheap, gold tequilas. Gold tequilas, or join tequilas, are a blend of different tequilas, which sometimes include additives, and are a sure fire way to wake up with a killer hangover.
Whether you are looking to purchase tequila for a cocktail (mixed drink), shots, or a margarita, you want to purchase a tequila with the words ‘100% Blue Agave’ on the bottle. Almost every tequila brand will offer three types of 100% tequila – Blanco, reposado and Anejo. Blanco is going to be the least expensive, followed by reposado, with Anejo being the most expensive.
While you can definitely use any of the three 100% Blue Agave tequilas to make a cocktail, if you are looking to stay within a budget, I’d go with a Blanco tequila. Since we are making a Tequila Kiwi Smash Cocktail and mixing the tequila with other ingredients, as long as you are using a 100% tequila, the cocktail will taste good! For shots, however, spending the extra $10-20 dollars for Anejo is your best bet.
So grab your muddler and some tall glasses. Sip on this kiwi-tastic Tequila Kiwi Smash Cocktail while you help me think of a house name as smashing as this drink. I’ll be forever in your debt!
Until next time, Cheers friends – to summer and ALL the recipes with kiwi!
How to make Tequila Kiwi Smash Cocktail 👇
This cocktail with fresh kiwis, cool mint, tequila and club soda is the perfect way to toast summer!
- 1 ½ oz Silver Tequila
- 1 Kiwi – peeled and sliced
- 6 Mint Leaves
- 1 TBS Granulated Sugar (can substitute Agave Nectar)
- ½ oz Lemon Juice
- 1 oz Club Soda – chilled, or more to taste
- Kiwi wedges
- Lemon Wedges
- In a mixing glass, lightly muddles the kiwi, mint and sugar with the lemon juice. Be sure to break the leaves, but not completely destroy them.
- Transfer the muddled ingredients into a shaker and add the tequila and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Pour the cocktail into a chilled glass (straining is optional). Top with club soda and garnish as desired.
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