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With kiwis in season, Manoj Alphonse, beverage head at Ishaara in Parel and Phoenix Marketcity Kurla, says you should definitely make Kiwi Gin Mary with it. Alphonse says it has a potent mix of fresh kiwi chunks, puree and lime juice with rosemary.
Kiwis are so versatile that they can also be mixed with whiskey, according to Shivkumar Gouda, executive bartender at Bombay High in ITC Maratha in Andheri, to make the Kiwi Tangy Rosemary Shrub. He says the rosemary kiwi cocktail is refreshing and fragrant. It combines the distinct flavours of rosemary and kiwi to tingle the taste buds enough with a play of flavour profile.
Why restrict yourself to cocktails and mocktails when you can also make desserts with kiwis? executive chef Gaurav Parashar, InterContinental Jaipur, Tonk Road suggests making a Kiwi Crumble.
If you love wine, Omkar Shinde, who is the senior mixologist at Blah! in BKC, says you can make The Winter Serenade, a delicious cocktail with wine, gin and kiwi.
Love tequila? Then Stanley Fernandes, who is the corporate bar manager, at Butterfly High says you can make a potent Kiwi Cracker with the mezcal and seasonal fruit. He says the Kiwi Cracker with its vibrant blend of tequila mezcal, fresh kiwi, and mint, captures the essence of winter in a glass.
If you are one who loves rum, then Akshay Sail, mixologist of The Westin Mumbai Garden City, says you should definitely make the Cocowi Fizz, which has an interesting and heady mix of spirits. He says the Tropical Kiwi Breeze, a delightful variation of the classic Pina Colada, brings together the tropical notes of Malibu with the sweet and sour balance of fresh kiwi cordial.