Kiwitini Cocktail

The Kiwitini is the cutest little drink. It’s made with fresh kiwi, lime, white tequila, and carbonated mineral water. It’s bubbly, a little fruity but not too sweet, and a little salty from the rim.

I want you to try it and let me know what you think ????                                                                       


I recently met a friend for a drink and apps, and while we were ordering I realized that I don’t have a “signature drink”. I mean, I guess it doesn’t have to be “signature“, but I don’t think I actually even have a favorite.

Make Your Own Damn Signature Cocktail

I love margaritas, but really only when I’m eating Mexican food. A good dirty martini is fantastic, but we’re not exclusive. I don’t do pina coladas; that shit is too sweet and heavy, and mojitos are just ok.

Usually, if I can’t make up my mind I’ll order a cranberry and vodka, sometimes with pineapple or lime.  

So, I decided I wanted to play around with some combinations and make my own. You know, just for shits and giggles.


It had to be summery, because summer is my very favorite season.

The frigid ass cold is just not for me.

After toying with vodka, flavored vodkas, whiskey, white and dark tequilas, juice, soft drinks, crystal light, etc. I found my taste.


The Kiwitini is not too heavy, not too sweet, and the bubblies make it just perfect.

Sparkling mineral water, lime, muddle kiwi and white tequila. It’s so fresh and bubbly and just the right amount of sweet. I love the kiwi in this.

The ratio of kiwi to lime is about 2:1.

The kiwi needs to overpower the lime here, and remember lime is a strong citrus.

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The rim is adorned with Tajin. If you’re not familiar, Tajin is a seasoning blend with lime, chili peppers and sea salt, and they actually sell a salt rimmer here.

I didn’t even know about this until my son told me about it – he dips apple slice in it, and it’s good

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I love my Kiwitini Cocktail because it because it’s different, a little bubbly and has a little kick. Crushed ice also plays a part in how good this is – that combined with the muddled kiwi is so damn good.

Big, clunky ice cubes seem to melt faster (I said “seems“), and get in the way of everything.

If your freezer doesn’t make it throw some in your food processor, it works great.

Here’s your printable –

Kiwitini Cocktail

Kiwitini Cocktail

Yield: 1 Drink
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A fruity drink without being too sugary, this is a fun bubbly


  • 1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 oz good quality white tequila
  • 4 oz bubbly mineral water
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup*
  • 2 Lime slices
  • Tajin, for rimming the glass
  • Coarse sea salt, for rimming the glass.


  1. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip in combined Tajin and salt.
  2. In the bottom of a tumbler or an old fashioned, muddle about half of the kiwi.
  3. To the kiwi, add crushed ice, then pour the tequila, water and syrup in.
  4. Squeeze a lime wedge on top and stir.
  5. Garnish with remaining kiwi and lime slices.


*Control the sweetness by reducing or increasing the amount of simple syrup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 6gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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    1. Shea

      Thank you, Ann – they are delicious!

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