You can’t go wrong with a cocktail! What is it about a cocktail that just makes you feel like you’re floating on an island breeze?
If you’re craving a vacation, and miss that care-free feeling of being on a tropical island far away, then it’s time to make yourself a cocktail.
If you’re hosting a party, making some cocktails is always a good idea, too!
Your guests will love being served some speciality cocktails, infused with tropical fruit and flavors. It just adds that extra razzle dazzle to any event.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a mixologist to make your own cocktails. You can follow this recipe to make some beautifully presented kiwi-passion fruit margaritas with ease!
Why I Love Margaritas
Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails available. You’ll find them at most restaurants, especially Mexican, or Tex-Mex places!
As you can guess, margaritas pair well with food, or you can enjoy them when having a night on the town.
The beauty of a margarita is that you can enjoy it frozen, on the rocks, with salt, with sugar, sweet, or with a zing, it’s up to you.
There are so many different flavors to try- a personal favorite of mine is a frozen strawberry margarita, it’s just so refreshing. But that’s a classic, and you’re bound to have tried it before.
What you may not have tried is a kiwi-passion fruit margarita. If you love a bit of bitterness mixed with the sweet nectar of passion fruit, then this is the margarita for you.
How To Prepare Kiwi-Passion Fruit Margaritas
This recipe is ready for making a pitcher of margaritas, so you can share them around your friends (or so you have more to yourself), so keep that in mind if you only wanted to try one.
Let’s start with the ingredients that you’ll need.
- 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced up
- 1 wedge of lime (for garnish)
- 2 cups of crushed ice
- 1 cup of lime juice
- ⅓ cup of caster sugar
- 2-3 passion fruits
- ½ cup of tequila
- ½ cup of triple sec or cointreau
The first step is to peel and slice up your kiwi fruits. Then, take the passion fruits, wash them, and cut them in half. Scoop the pulp and seeds out and place in a blender.
Then, blend the mixture until smooth. Open up the lid, and add the lime juice, triple sec (or cointreau), 3 kiwis, and crushed ice into the blender.
Blend again until completely smooth.
The next step is to rub a wedge of lime along the rim of your margarita glasses. I personally love mine. If you want to, you can rub some salt around the rim, or sugar if you prefer a sweet taste for garnish.
Pour in your mixture to the glass, and garnish with a slice of kiwi, or a wedge of lime, and you’re good to serve!
The Quick Version
Looking for a quick recipe to make kiwi passion fruit margaritas? Check out this one below.
- 2 oz Tequila
- 0.5 oz Cointreau
- 2 oz passionfruit juice
- 1 small kiwi
- 1 oz lime juice
Remove skin from the kiwi, and slice. Add kiwi slices to a shaker and muddle. Add the Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and passion fruit juice and shake.
Double strain into a chilled glass rimmed with salt/sugar, and garnish with a slice of kiwi on the side of the glass.
What Pairs Well With Kiwi-Passion Fruit Margaritas?
Margaritas are a traditional Mexican drink, supposedly invented in 1930 by Dona Bertha, the owner of Bertha’s Bar in Mexico!
So, naturally, margaritas are best served alongside Mexican food!
You could serve your kiwi passion fruit margaritas with some chicken fajitas, or beef enchiladas. If you like them extra spicy, then you can always wash down that fiery flavor with your icy margaritas.
But, my favorite is to serve them with shrimp tacos.
You could add avocado, grilled shrimp, a garlic and lime mayo, and enjoy the sweet flavor of the kiwi which simply complements your shrimp tacos.
If you’re having a cocktail party, and you want finger food that goes with them, then why not try some grilled chicken skewers (see also “Best Chicken Liver Recipes To Try“)? You can add bell peppers, red onion, garlic and taco seasoning to go with these refreshing margaritas.
Another option would be tortilla chips and salsa fresca. Make your own dip with tomatoes, chiles (see also “Differences Between California And Guajillo Chiles“) and red and green onions!
Serve up surrounded by a bed of tortilla chips, and make your own guacamole with fresh avocado, tomato, red onion, lime juice and chillies. The lime in the guacamole will pair really well with the kiwi in the margaritas.
If you’re making a full dinner, and you’ve got the cocktails down, then we recommend pairing the margaritas with chicken quesadillas and a homemade mango salsa.
It’s one of my favorite simple recipes. All you’ll need to do is heat oil in a pan over medium heat, stir in your garlic and onion, add chipotle paste, tomatoes, vinegar, a dash of water, and some salt to taste.
Then, bring to a simmer, and cook until reduced, and allow to cool. Mix together sliced up mango, chili, lime juice, and avocado in a bowl and set your salsa aside.
Preheat a frying pan, add the tortilla and top with the relish you made earlier. Add your shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese, another tortilla, and cook until golden brown.
All you have to do then is serve it up with your homemade mango salsa.
To summarize, we all love a cheeky cocktail from time to time.
My friends absolutely love my kiwi-passion fruit margarita recipe, so I’ve shared it with you today so that you can impress at your next cocktail party.
It’s the perfect combination of sweet and bitter, while being oh so refreshing!