If beer isn't available, my husband's alcoholic drink of choice is a traditional mojito. So I thought, why not try one with Mega Kiwi? It was a home run! (Excuse my baseball analogies, but spring training has begun, go Royals!)
This mojito is very easy to turn into a mocktail, just leave out the rum and you will have a yummy kiwi blueberry mint mocktail for the kids or anyone that doesn’t drink alcohol.
Here's What You Need:
3 Mega Kiwis, peeled and cut in half or quartered
2 Mega Kiwis, peeled and sliced - to be used as garnishes
6 ounces of blueberries, to be crushed
6 ounce of blueberries, to be kept whole as garnishes
¼ cup fresh lime juice, from 1-2 limes
½ cup sugar, adjust to taste
4 ounce pack of mint, leaves only
1 ½ - 2 cups of sparkling water
1 to 1 ½ cups of rum, adjust based on your preference
Ice as needed
1. Place the cut Mega Kiwis in a small food processor with the sugar and lime juice, pulse until you have coarse puree.
2. Mix the Mega Kiwi puree with the rum, you can start by adding the lower amount and then adjust as you prepare the drink.
3. Gently crush the first 6 ounces of blueberries using a muddler. You can make the mojitos in pitcher or in individual glasses.
4. To make it in a pitcher, pour the Mega Kiwi puree into the pitcher, add a layer of ice, add a good amount of mint leaves and Mega Kiwi slices.
5. Next add a few more ice cubes, and then add the crushed blueberries, some more mint leaves and whole blueberries. Top off with the sparkling water and mix gently.
6. Taste and add more rum, sparkling water, or sugar if needed.
To make the drink in individual glasses, follow a similar process as for the pitcher, but add a few whole blueberries at the beginning. You can also add a slice of Mega Kiwi with the blueberries at the end. Enjoy!