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Kiwi and vodka make for a refreshing boozy fruit salad

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Kiwi caipiroska salad: A fancy name for boozy fruit salad

Brazil's favorite cocktail, the caipiroska, doesn't have to be served in a glass. When it's in a bowl, it's even more fun to eat as a vodka-infused kiwi salad.

When you have a favorite drink, it's hard to let go of the flavor. You just want to keep on drinking and drinking. Instead, I reversed the quantities of the ingredients in a classic caipiroska and put more kiwi and less liquid in a bowl. The result is a delicious boozy fruit salad with a touch of vodka giving it a boost in the flavor department.

Kiwi caipiroska salad: A fancy name for boozy fruit salad

Kiwi caipiroska salad recipe

Diced kiwi gets dressed with a vodka, lime and sugar mixture that makes this salad an interesting blend of flavors your caipiroska taste buds will definitely approve of.

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 15 mintues | Total time: 25 minutes


  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup tonic water
  • 4 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • Red currants (or any small red fruit), for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the vodka, tonic water, lime juice and sugar.
  2. In a medium to large bowl, mix together the kiwi and mint, and then pour in the vodka mixture. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with the red currants.
  4. Chill for about 15 minutes before serving.

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