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A cool and refreshing cocktail comes to mind whenever I hear the words Memorial Day, and this delicious kiwi lime drink is perfect for all types of Memorial Day barbecues. The recipe, which combines fresh chunks of kiwi, minced ginger, simple syrup, lime juice, and ginger ale, is nonalcoholic. However, vodka, gin, or a light rum can easily be added. Choose your favorite spirit and modify the recipe to suit your drinking needs. It's wonderful with or without the alcohol, so consider making and labeling two pitchers.

If the day is especially hot, remember to stock up on ice, water, sodas, and cooling beverages like lemonade or iced tea. For the recipe to this kiwi lime cocktail,


Kiwi-Lime-Ginger Cocktail

Kiwi-Lime-Ginger Cocktail

Kiwi-Lime-Ginger Cocktail


  1. Juice of 1/2 a lime, freshly squeezed
  2. 1 kiwi fruit, diced with some larger chunks for garnish
  3. 1/4 tsp finely minced ginger
  4. Dash of salt (if desired)
  5. Slightly crushed small piece of ginger
  6. 3 Tablespoons simple sugar syrup
  7. 8 oz. Ginger Ale
  8. Ice
  9. Kiwi and lime rind for garnish


  1. Rub lip of chilled tumbler with ginger, drop into cup. Add ice.
  2. In a separate mixing container, add sugar syrup, dash of salt, minced ginger, diced kiwi, and lime juice; mix well.
  3. Pour ginger ale into chilled tumbler, and pour juice mix over soda, making sure to swirl minced ginger and kiwi back into suspension first.
  4. Garnish with kiwi and/or lime rind. Enjoy!

Makes 1 cocktail.

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oxykisses oxykisses 8 years
wow this sounds amazing. i'm gonna make some this weekend!
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
This looks like a great idea for a virgin summer drink!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
omg YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frika Frika 8 years
I just made these last night for Father's day dinner! They were a BIG hit!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 9 years
Thanks. This is just what I was looking for.
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
gigill gigill 9 years
It looks really good but I hate bits of fruits floating around in my glass.
emalove emalove 9 years
Mmmm...I love lime and kiwi! Sounds delicious.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
the Kiwi drink looks tasteful!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Where's the hooch?!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Sounds wonderful!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
If you can find it, I bet Vernors works really well with this. I'd probably leave out the simple syrup though if I use it though, since Vernors is awfully sweet.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
This sounds very interesing. I am not a huge fan of ginger but I want to try it!
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