4.26.2012

Dreami Kiwi Lemonade


 Oh my goodness. Can you believe it? Did you know kiwi could ever be so gorgeous? The taste is equally as splendid. I loved the tangy lemon-kiwi combo - it's my new favorite (except for those darned Lava Flows). 

Originally, I found this recipe from an Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine (August 2008). I've always saved the recipe, but have never tried it. With the weather warming up nicely, this drink was a perfect compliment. Originally they're called "Kiwi Martinis". Funny, the recipe didn't show alcohol of any kind - why the martini label? We actually don't drink, so I didn't mind the lack of ingredient. After tasting these little goblets of heaven, I've deemed them "Dreami Kiwi Lemonades". Yes, I know how to spell dreamy. I just enjoy the double i's a little too much.

If you've been reading my blog, you'll know how much I love my melon baller. This afternoon it was such a wonderful tool for scraping out the kiwi innards, while still leaving the fuzzy shell almost perfectly intact.

Another plus: if you have a sincere desire to discover every single scratch, scrape, and cut on your hands, this recipe is for you.  The acidity from the kiwi and lemons pretty much highlighted every hangnail I never knew I had. 

It was totally worth it.


Dreami Kiwi Lemonade
recipe adapted from Rachel Ray Mag

2 cups ice cubes
8 kiwis, coarsely chopped, plus 1 kiwi, sliced, for garnish
1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Using a blender, mix the ice cubes, kiwis, lemon juice, sugar and 1 cup water until smooth. Pour into glasses. 

Bam. Deliciousness just set up camp in your taste buds. 



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51 comments:

  1. That drink looks delicious!! I love using a melon baller too..lol. The kiwi looks gorgeous when you use that. Pinning this asap!! Megan

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    1. I originally didn't plan on using the kiwi like that, but after scooping them out, I loved how they looked! I couldn't just toss the little kiwi balls in the blender, they were too cute.

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  2. This looks so yummy! I am pinning this right now!!! :)

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    1. You will love it! The kiwi-lemon flavor is just fantastic! Thanks for pinning, btw.

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  3. I think Lauren said it perfectly! And that color! I'm off to pin!

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    1. Isn't it to die for? I couldn't believe kiwi and I could be such excellent friends.

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  4. oh my goodness gorgeous! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday

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    1. Anytime, thanks for checkin' up on your links! Way cool.

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  5. These look delicious; I'll have to try the recipe! Very cool shots too!

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    1. Hey thanks! It's easy to take pictures of food - it stays still (unlike my almost-toddler... those are all fuzzy pics. hah)

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  6. this loos fantastic! I would love for you to come link up on my blog if you have a minute!
    http://successful2gether.blogspot.com/2012/04/successful-saturday-link-up-week-10.html

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    1. Linked it right up, thanks for the invite.

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  7. Oh yummy! I want to try these for sure! Thanks for sharing on SweetTalkin' Sunday :°)

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  8. This looks amazing and the color is just wonderful!! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon!! Have a wonderful night!

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    1. Thanks so much Bonnie & Trish! I've always loved your wonderful blog!

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  9. Yummy! I'm pinning this for summer.

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

    P.S. I love your blog colours - awesomeness!

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  10. Oh goodness. I love kiwi! Don't get enough.

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    1. Oh YEAH! Then you'll love this lemonade. You don't see kiwi by itself that often in a beverage (usually coupled with something else like strawberry). I love how this drink has kiwi as the star!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I've tried strawberry lemonade before, so I'm looking forward to trying out this kiwi variety!

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    1. I hope you do - you will go crazy for it! Thanks for stopping by, btw.

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  12. This is such a unique drink - it looks great!
    We hope you'll be back for Beautify it Monday again next week!
    -Four Sisters

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    1. Heck yes, as always! Thanks for hosting.

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  13. How fun! I've never made kiwi lemonade before (but I have had the strawberry kiwi lemonade cocktail at Outback!) and this looks delish. I think I might have to give it a try this summer! :)

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays on May 7th! Hope to see you there! (www.watchoutmartha.net )

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    1. I love their lemonade. We don't get to go to restaurants very often - so I often make these little drinks to get us by in the meantime. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your blog is so adorable - I just love the color scheme.

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  14. This kiwi lemonade looks so delicious! Perfect on a hot day. Thanks for being a part of our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

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  15. Great for summer! My daughter will love this too! Thanks for posting. New follower from blog hop! Stop by and follow back when you get a chance!

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Julie! And new followers = AWESOME.

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  16. "Bam. Deliciousness just set up camp in your taste buds."
    That line made me laugh.! But aside from that, the drink looks really yummy. I just agreed to take lemonade to an event next week, and I think I'm going to have to make it "dreami". :)

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    1. Hahaha! I'm glad you read it to the end ;) I'm SO happy to hear that you're gonna try this one out! You're the best! They will love it!

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  17. Hi Blondie: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too.
    This looks fantastic. My youngest Daughter loves both lemonade and kiwi, she will flip for this refreshing drink. Thank you for sharing. I'm pinning it.

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    1. If she loves kiwi - you're right, she'll go crazy for it! Thanks for becoming a follower! You rock!

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  18. Yum, yum! I adore kiwis and this sounds like the perfect recipe. Congrats on the feature!

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    1. Karah! You're a doll! And I love your cute blog, girl!

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  19. Your photo was the favorite last week so I'm featuring you at tomorrow's Oh Snap! party!!!

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    1. Woo hoo!! Thanks Lauren! I was a little nervous about entering my photo (I'm not a photographer by any means). So I'm super-psyched about this feature! Thank you so much!

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  20. So happy to let you know that I am featuring your recipe this week over at Addicted to Recipes. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday! I'm also pinning, tweeting and posting the feature on my Facebook page. Congrats!

    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com

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  21. You've been featured this week at Bringing Beauty! Feel free to grab a button!

    -Four Sisters

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    1. Grabbed that button right away! Thanks so much, love you guys!!

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  22. Stopping by from Scrumptous Sunday @ Addicted to Receipes. I just got some kiwi yesterday and know I know exactly what I'm going to do wit them. LOVE the scoop of kiwi on the side:)
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are gonna LOVE it, Dawn!! Thanks for stopping by - She has such a fun link party!

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  23. Hi! Visiting from a link party. This looks so good! And I love a good fruit drink. Pinning this and trying it soon!

    Im your newest follower! Would love a follow back if you like my site too! And if you want please share this at my Friday link party going on now. Off to check out your site some more :)

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  24. I am checking out the other features from Addicted to Recipes. That lemonade looks so good. and what stunning photography! I have a melon baller and have never used it. Sad I know. I will try these!
    Your newest follower
    Ashleigh

    P.S. I linked up the DR Pepper Pork

    http://livegorgeously.blogspot.com/2012/04/dr-pepper-bbq-pork-with-bleu-c.html

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    1. OH man, the melon baller is my best friend. Funny, eh? You're such a sweetheart, Ashleigh, thanks so much for stopping by!

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  25. This lemonade looks so good! I don't think I've ever had kiwi and lemons together before, I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!

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    1. Oh, they're such a fun little combo. Thanks for hosting!

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  26. So pretty! I don't really know what to do with kiwi, so I'll try it! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Tisha! This is such a fun way to have/introduce kiwi, as well! :)

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