The Green Goddesss was served at Peli Peli, a now-closed South African fusion restaurant in Houston, Texas. It’s a fresh, floral, fizzy blend of kiwi, elderflower, lime, soda, and a botanical gin like Hendrick’s.
A flavored sparkling water will work fine as a topper, if you have a lime, cucumber, or similar flavor that you enjoy. The kiwi seeds don’t need to be strained out, but they do tend to get caught in the bubbles at the top of the drink; a straw is a nice compromise.
- ½ whole peeled Kiwifruit
- 2 parts Botanical gin
- ¾ part Elderflower liqueur
- ½ part Lime
- 1 part Simple syrup
- 2 parts Sparkling water or Flavored sparkling water
Peel the kiwi half and muddle it in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients (except the sparkling water), and shake well. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass and top with the sparkling water. Garnish with a fresh kiwi or lime slice and serve with a straw.
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- Green Goddess Kiwi Cocktail at Taming of the Spoon