Gin and ginger is nothing new, but making this cocktail with kiwi-infused gin elevates this simple drink into something really special.
Like many of my recipes these days, the idea for kiwi gin and ginger came from a fridge check. Darrol Henry is on a kiwi kick these days, and I stole some of his kiwi from the produce drawer and to make infused booze. His loss is your gain? #momoftheyear.
You guys, this cocktail is seriously amazing. I was a little bit worried that the ginger and lime would bury the kiwi flavor, but they don't at all. Everything plays together nicely in this cocktail. I'm going to be making more kiwi gin ASAP for sure.
To make this cocktail, you have to plan ahead. Before you get mixing, infuse yourself a batch of Kiwi Gin. The infusion takes four days, but it's so worth it. I promise.
Finding vegan gin for your infusion is pretty easy. A quick search on Barnivore makes it clear that you'd actually have to try pretty hard to find a gin that's not vegan. Ignore the sloe gins on that list - sloe gin is a liqueur. They just show up in the search because they have gin in the name.
Kiwi Gin and Ginger
Yield: 1 gin and ginger
- 1 ounce homemade Kiwi Gin
- juice of 1/2 a fresh lime
- ginger ale
- Combine the gin and lime juice in a small glass full of ice, stirring to combine.
- Top it off with the ginger ale, stir again, and garnish with lime and a slice of kiwi.