Kiwi Cooler Mocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Kiwi Cooler Mocktail is a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage that's perfect for those who appreciate the tangy yet sweet flavor of kiwi fruit. It's a popular choice for health-conscious individuals or those looking for a delightful drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

  • Originated as a healthy alternative to sugary sodas and cocktails.
  • Ideal for summer gatherings, brunches, or as a revitalizing pick-me-up.
  • Loved by both adults and children for its vibrant color and delicious taste.

How Kiwi Cooler Mocktail Tastes?

The Kiwi Cooler Mocktail offers a harmonious blend of sweet and tart flavors. The kiwi provides a juicy, tropical essence, while the lime juice adds a zesty kick. The mint leaves infuse a subtle freshness that balances the drink, and the sparkling water or kombucha introduces a fizzy element that makes it incredibly refreshing.

Interesting facts about Kiwi Cooler Mocktail

  • Kiwi is rich in Vitamin C and dietary fiber, making this mocktail not only tasty but also beneficial for your health.
  • The use of sparkling water or kombucha can aid in digestion due to their probiotic content.
  • Mint is known for its calming properties and can help soothe the stomach and alleviate indigestion.


  • Kiwi fruit: 3
  • Lime juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Mint leaves: 10
  • Sparkling water or kombucha: 2 cups
  • Sweetener (optional): 1 tsp

Kiwi Fruit

  • Why: Kiwis add a bright, tangy flavor and a vibrant green color to the mocktail. Plus, they are packed with Vitamin C!
  • Flavor & Proportions: Using 3 kiwis balances the sweetness and tartness without overpowering the drink. If you use more, the kiwi can dominate; too few, and you miss the magic.
  • No Kiwi, No Party: Skip the kiwi, and your cooler might as well be just a fancy lime water.
  • Alternatives: You could swap in green apples for a tangier taste, or mango for a tropical twist, but the kiwi is the star here.

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Lime Juice

  • Why: The lime juice is that splash of charisma—it adds zest and ties all the flavors together.
  • Flavor Impact: Half an oz is just enough to brighten the drink without turning it into a face-scruncher.
  • Skip It and...: It's like leaving your dance partner mid-song; the harmony is lost.
  • Other Options: Lemon juice could step in, though it's a bit like changing the music genre.

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Mint Leaves

  • Why: Mint is the cool breeze through the leaves; its fresh, aromatic quality elevates the drink.
  • Perfect Blend: Ten leaves are a sweet spot for minty freshness without feeling like you've mouthwashed.
  • Forget the Mint?: You lose the herbaceous 'oomph' and subtle complexity.
  • Take a Detour: Basil could be an intriguing alternative for a herbaceous change-up.

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Sparkling Water or Kombucha

  • Why: This brings the fizz, making your drink dance on your tongue.
  • Bubbles Matter: Two cups give it that effervescent joy while maintaining the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Without Bubbles: It's a flat affair, akin to a party without music.
  • Fizz Options: Club soda could swap in, though kombucha adds probiotics and a unique tang.

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  • Why: Sometimes we need a little sweetness to round out the tartness, right?
  • Sweet Balance: One teaspoon ensures it's not too sweet; just a hint to complement the fruits.
  • Too Much? Too Little?: An overly sweet drink masks the fresh flavors; too little could be too tart for some.
  • Exploring Sweetness: Honey, agave, or maple syrup could cozy up here for a different kind of sweet hug.

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Recipe. How to make Kiwi Cooler Mocktail Drink

  1. Prepare the Ingredients:

    • Peel and dice 3 kiwi fruits.
    • Juice half a lime.
    • Pluck 10 mint leaves.
  2. Blend:

    • Place the kiwi fruits, lime juice, mint leaves, and sweetener (if using) into a high-speed blender.
    • Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Assemble the Drink:

    • Fill two glasses with ice.
    • Divide the kiwi mixture between the glasses.
    • Top each glass with sparkling water or kombucha.
  4. Garnish and Serve:

    • Garnish with a sprig of mint or a slice of kiwi on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • For an extra cold mocktail, freeze the diced kiwi before blending.
  • To enhance the flavors, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice before blending.
  • Serve immediately after adding the sparkling water or kombucha to enjoy the maximum fizziness.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Appetizers: This Kiwi Cooler Mocktail, with its zesty and refreshing taste, pairs exceptionally well with light appetizers such as shrimp cocktail, cucumber sandwiches, or caprese skewers.
  • Salads: A fresh garden or fruit salad complements this mocktail perfectly, echoing its freshness and lightness.
  • Sushi: The citrus notes from the lime and the effervescence from the sparkling water or kombucha make sushi a delightful pairing choice.
  • Desserts: Pair this cooler with light desserts like lemon sorbet or fruit tarts to enhance the sweet and tart dimensions of the mocktail.
  • Grilled Seafood: The clean and crisp kiwi flavor cuts through the rich taste of grilled fish or scallops, balancing their flavors.

Drink Pairings

  • Herbal Tea: A chilled herbal tea such as chamomile or mint can match the mocktail's herbaceous notes.
  • Fruit Juices: Opt for a tropical fruit juice like pineapple or mango to keep with the fruity theme.
  • Coconut Water: For a more hydrating and exotic twist, pair the mocktail with chilled coconut water.

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What you could change in Kiwi Cooler Mocktail

  • If kiwi fruit is not available, you can substitute it with green grapes or cucumber for a different but still refreshing taste.
  • For those who prefer a sweeter drink, honey or agave syrup can be used in place of the optional sweetener.
  • Sparkling water can be replaced with soda water or even coconut water for a tropical twist.

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Kiwi-Berry Cooler

  • Ingredients: Add a handful of strawberries to the original kiwi fruits.
  • Recipe: Follow the same steps, but include strawberries in the blending process for a berry-licious spin.
  • Flavor Profile: This twist adds a summery, berry brightness and slight complexity to the drink's original profile.

Spicy Kiwi Cooler

  • Ingredients: Introduce a small piece of ginger or a dash of cayenne pepper to the mix.
  • Recipe: Blend the additional spice with the kiwis for a kick that'll surprise the palate.
  • Heat Factor: The spice brings warmth and depth, contrasting with the kiwi's coolness,

Herbal Kiwi Elixir

  • Ingredients: Swap mint leaves for a combination of basil and cilantro.
  • Recipe: Use these herbs instead of mint and follow the remaining steps as is.
  • Herbal Twist: Adds an earthy and slightly savory note, providing a complex, herbaceous backdrop.

In case you forgot basics how to make Kiwi Cooler Mocktail

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Kiwi Cooler Mocktail

Can I use bottled lime juice instead of fresh lime juice?

While fresh lime juice is recommended for the best flavor, you can use bottled lime juice as a convenient alternative.

Is this Kiwi Cooler Mocktail suitable for vegans?

Yes, the Kiwi Cooler Mocktail is vegan-friendly, as it contains no animal-derived ingredients.

How long can I store the Kiwi Cooler Mocktail in the refrigerator?

It's best to enjoy the mocktail immediately, but if needed, you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Note that the fizziness will decrease over time.

Can I make this mocktail in advance for a party?

You can blend the kiwi, mint, and lime juice ahead of time, but add the sparkling water or kombucha just before serving to maintain its fizziness.

How can I adjust the Kiwi Cooler Mocktail for a sweeter taste?

You can add more sweetener to your taste, or blend in some ripe banana for a natural sweetness.

What can I use as a garnish if I don't have kiwi or mint?

Slices of lime or other fresh fruits such as strawberries or oranges make for a colorful garnish.

Is it possible to turn this mocktail into a cocktail?

Certainly! Just add your favorite spirit, such as vodka or white rum, to create an alcoholic version of this drink.

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