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At the Bar

  • 2018 Oscar Cocktails: Kiwi Punch, Inspired by “Lady Bird”
  • Lady Bird Film Poster

The Kiwi Punch represents the struggle of Lady Bird (aka Christine) who desperately wants to fly-off to an out-of-state college but feels grounded by her overprotective and critical mother.  A Kiwi is a flightless bird native of New Zealand as well as a fruit also from New Zealand.  Kiwifruit gives this punch it’s fruity punch and is served in a soda glass making it look unassuming while packing another punch of vodka.

*simply omit the vodka for a non-alcoholic version sans a punch!

Ingredients

2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
12 mint leaves
2 tablespoons sugar
3 limes, juiced
2 cups vodka
2 cups tonic water
ice cubes
1 kiwi, thinly sliced for garnish

Garnish: Star fruit slice, mint sprigs

Tools & Materials

16 oz. Riedel Coca Cola Glass

Directions

  • In a pitcher, combine diced kiwis, mint leaves, sugar, and ½ lime juiced. Muddle the contents until fully combined.

  • Fill the pitcher with ice and top off with vodka and tonic water.

  • Stir, pour into eight tumbler glasses over ice making sure each glass receives equal amounts of kiwi and mint leaves. Garnish with a star fruit slice and mint sprig.

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