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Refreshing Kiwi Lemonade

Sweet and sour, cool and refreshing, nothing beats a cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. Try this kiwi lemonade for a refreshing tangy change!

Sweet and sour, cool and refreshing, nothing beats a cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. Try this kiwi lemonade for a refreshing tangy change!

Sweet and sour, cool and refreshing, nothing beats a cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. Try this kiwi lemonade for a refreshing tangy change!

Can you imagine summer without a lemonade? I’ve started drinking this summery drink long before spring had sprung. And it happens every year… (I blame our long cold ND winters!) Though I love tangy, refreshing lemonade on any day!

Today’s version isn’t your average lemonade though. We’re adding a fabulous twist: KIWI!! Naturally sweet and mildly sour, this delicious fruit is absolutely great addition to traditional lemonade, without altering its classic lemonade flavor we all know and love.

Now let’s talk about juicing lemons for a second.

Don’t we all love juicing lemons? 😉

In the past, I used my Omega juicer to juice lemons, but that quickly became a dreary chore to peel and cut them. And I recently purchased this attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer, and I’ve been so obsessed. Making lemonade, or lemon meringue pie, or lemon curd has never been so easy!!!

But you can juice lemons using a regular citrus juicer or even a fork. Before cutting lemons, make sure to roll them on counter pressing with your hand. People also suggest microwaving it, but I never tried that. And another tip: cut the lemons length-wise to get the most juice out of a lemon. Check out this awesome post from The Kitchn about the most efficient way of juicing lemons and limes.

Sweet and sour, cool and refreshing, nothing beats a cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. Try this kiwi lemonade for a refreshing tangy change!

By the way, this kiwi lemonade makes a great pitcher cocktail for your dinner party on patio. Place a bottle of vodka next to the lemonade, and let your guests doctor their own drink. Or, you can mix in 1.5 cups of vodka in advance. Hard lemonade, anyone?

Hosting a summer brunch? How about LEMONADE MIMOSA? Top a glass of lemonade with champaign, and voila!

Virgin or not, this refreshing and tasty drink is a sure crowd-pleaser! Not too sweet, not too sour, just right.

Sweet and sour, cool and refreshing, nothing beats a cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. Try this kiwi lemonade for a refreshing tangy change!

Cheers!

Kiwi Lemonade

Sweet and sour, cool and refreshing, nothing beats a cold glass of refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. Try this kiwi lemonade for a refreshing tangy change!

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

Simple syrup:
  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • ¾ cup (150gr) sugar
For lemonade:
  • 1 cup (240ml) fresh lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
  • ½ cup (120ml) kiwi juice* (4-5 kiwis)
  • 3 cups (720ml) water
  • 1 ½ cups (360ml) vodka, optional

Directions:

  1. To make simple syrup, bring a cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Continue to boil for about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  4. In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, kiwi juice and water.
  5. Stir in simple syrup and enjoy!
  6. To make hard lemonade, stir in vodka.
*You can either juice the kiwi or blend the fruit with a fork.

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This post was originally published on April 18th, 2014.

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6 comments

  1. Thats exactly what I was looking for!
    Wanted to find something refreshing and healthy!
    Awesome!

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  3. The kiwi is a cool idea to put a nice twist on lemonade (one of my fav summer drinks too). Also, although I have a juicer, I never thought of using it to juice lemons for lemonade…I’ve been hand juicing them but will definitely break out the juicer next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    • Thank you, Trevor, for stopping by! When I need to juice lots of lemons, I just remove the peel and juice them in my juicer. Makes it very easy. 🙂

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