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
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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