Refreshing Kiwi Lime Margarita #SundaySupper

It’s time for a Fiesta!
Today (September 16th) is Mexican Independence Day and we’re celebrating #SundaySupper style!
Now, when most people think ‘Mexican’ they automatically jump to burritos, quesadillas and the like, but my mind goes straight to the margaritas.  We have this great little Mexican hole-in-the-wall restaurant that serves a basic margarita by the pitcher…the fajitas are good, but I go there for the margaritas.
I knew as soon as our theme was announced this week that I would be creating a margarita of some sort.  A quick bit of research on Mexican produce lead me to the kiwi.  Kiwi is an often overlooked fruit.  How many desserts do you know that utilize kiwi?  Kiwi have a soft, but meaty texture and their flavor lands nicely between sweet and tart.
Refreshing Kiwi Lime Margatita
(makes 1 drink)
2 Ripe Kiwi
2 oz White Grape Juice
2 oz Tequila (I prefer Patron)
2 Tbsps Lime Juice (Divided)
3/4 cup Ice
Rimming Salt
I know…I know.  First, let me address the fact that I use rimming salt rather than sugar for a fruity drink.  Call me crazy, but I like the contrast between the flavors of the fruit and the salt.  You could certainly use rimming sugar instead.
Peel the kiwi, split each in half lengthwise, remove the firm, white centers and discard those.  You can also very gently scrap the inside of the kiwi to remove some of the seeds if you choose, but the seeds are very small and it’s really no problem if you prefer to leave them in.
In a blender, combine the kiwi, ice, white grape juice, tequila and 1 Tbsp lime juice.  Blend until smooth.
Moisten the rim of a glass with the remaining lime juice and dip the edge of the glass in your salt (or sugar) to rim your glass.
Serve immediately in your rimmed glass.
Who’s ready to get this party started?  Got your drinks?  I know I’ve got mine!
What else is on the menu for our little fiesta?  Check out these other great Mexican inspired dished from our #SundaySupper crew…
Sopas (Soups), Ensaladas (Salads), and Entremeses (Starters)
La Comida (the food)
Postres (desserts)
Bebidas (beverages)
As always, we’ll be chatting it up on Twitter at 7 pm EST.  We’d love to have you join us.  All you need to do if follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and jump right in!
You’ve seen how we throw a fiesta, now tell me about your favorite Mexican dish…
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31 Responses to Refreshing Kiwi Lime Margarita #SundaySupper

  1. I agree with your kiwi comment, it´s overlooked as a fruit. What a great addition to a margarita!

  2. Sounds like kiwi is a great addition!

  3. This is a hot one on my list! My husband is going to go crazy over this! THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  4. Kiwi in a margarita? Why have I never had this perfection???

  5. Laura Hunter says:

    I absolutely love kiwi fruit so this sounds wonderful

  6. Leslie Limon says:

    Like you, I prefer using salt to rim my margarita glasses better than sugar. But I’ve never used kiwi in a margarita. Will have to remedy that very soon. I bet it’s delicious! 🙂

  7. We are kiwi fan’s 🙂 Sounds fantastic in a margarita

  8. Love kiwifruit and I’m sure it makes a delicious margarita! Totally agree with you on the sugar/salt issue!

  9. Renee Dobbs says:

    What a great margarita! It is really refreshing and a great alternative to the usual lime ones.

  10. Tara says:

    Oh, could you please pass me one of those. I know it is still early but it is 5:00 some where as they say. They look great!!

  11. mommasmeals says:

    This looks so yummy!! So refreshing!!

  12. Alaiyo Kiasi says:

    Now doesn’t that look inviting! Beautiful photo, and the background is perfect too.

  13. Yummy Jamie !!! Love the combo of lime, Kiwi & t tequila ! Don’t see this post in my stream. Going to do a manual ! Lovely pic 🙂

  14. Lizzy Do says:

    Toasting you with my beer margarita! Yours sound fantastic, too… Happy #SundaySupper!

  15. What a unique flavor for a margaritas, love it!!

  16. Kim Bee says:

    Now that is one refreshing and delightful drink.

  17. I’ll take a whole pitcher, please and thank-you!! (YUM)

  18. Katie says:

    Ooh, this sounds like a refreshing summer cocktail for sure! YUM!

  19. The second I saw this drink I knew I had to have it! Love the kiwi in it-so unique!

  20. Would love a glass right about now 🙂

  21. Sarah says:

    What’s a fiesta without a margarita. I love the combination of how the kiwi and grape juice sounds. I don’t often drink Tequila but when I do, it’s Patron.

  22. How inventive to put kiwi in a margarita!

  23. I saw your post on Sunday and I was so excited to show my husband (who adores margaritas) that I forgot to leave a comment! I am very sorry. I absolutely love this drink – it’s beautiful and quite tasty! I know, my husband is a “professional” margarita kind of guy 😉

  24. Kris Adair says:

    I love a good margarita as well but rarely make it out for them. I bet the girls would love to make these virgin, they have been begging for white grape juice. Kiwi is not a fruit the have enjoyed yet and I think it is more the appearance than taste. This could get them past that.

  25. Lovely ! what happened to the pic you had with a natural background ! loved that too 🙂

  26. Carla says:

    Never would have thought of doing a kiwi margarita! To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of kiwi, but add some alcohol and I may change my mind 😉

  27. Kiwi! yum! One of my favorite fruits! I can’t wait to try this!

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