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kiwi mint tea mocktail

Kiwi Mint Tea Mocktail

Kiwi season is around the corner, and that always gets me thinking about refreshing drinks. This year, I wanted to create a mocktail that captured those bright, tropical flavors without any alcohol.

This kiwi mint tea mocktail is what I want to share with you! It’s become one of my alcohol-free mocktails, especially on those hot days when everyone craves something cool and delicious.

You can check more tea mocktail recipes in Iced Tea section. Anddd.. if you want fruity twist, be sure to check Fruit Teas as well!

kiwi mint tea mocktail
  • Kiwi: Look for those that are slightly soft when you give them a gentle squeeze. They’ll be perfectly ripe and bursting with juicy flavor! If you can’t find fresh kiwi, frozen cubes will work in a pinch, just thaw them first and they might add a bit more liquid to the drink so adjust accordingly.
  • Green Tea: I love a good jasmine green tea for this recipe, the floral notes complement the kiwi beautifully. But any green tea you enjoy will work! Just make sure it’s chilled before using.
  • Sparkling Water: Club soda or flavored sparkling water like lime or grapefruit are great options here. Choose whichever adds a little extra fizz you like.
  • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed is always best, but bottled lime juice will work in a pinch.
  • Honey (or Agave Nectar): This adds a touch of sweetness to balance the tartness of the kiwi and lime. Adjust the amount to your taste preference. If you’re vegan, agave nectar is a great substitute for honey.
  • Mint Leaves: Fresh mint is key! Don’t be shy, a good muddle releases those wonderful essential oils for an extra refreshing kick.
kiwi mint tea mocktail

1. First things first, grab your kiwi and slice it up. I like to use a thin, sharp knife for this, it makes muddling a breeze. Then, toss those slices into a mason jar or cocktail shaker. Add the lime juice, a few mint leaves, and honey, and start muddling!

Basically, you’re using a muddler (or the back of a spoon in a pinch) to gently mash the kiwi to release all its delicious juices and mingle them with the honey and lime. You don’t need to go crazy, just give it a few good presses until everything is fragrant.

2. Now, comes the straining. I find a simple mesh strainer works perfectly here. Just pour the kiwi mixture into a tall glass filled with ice, making sure to catch any leftover bits of kiwi in the strainer.

3. Almost there! Top it all off with the chilled green tea and sparkling water. I love the gentle fizz the sparkling water adds, but if you prefer it a bit calmer, plain chilled water works too.

kiwi mint tea mocktail

4. Finally, the finishing touch! Garnish your mocktail with a sprig of fresh mint and a kiwi slice. It’s the little details that make it extra special, don’t you think?

Kiwi Mint Tea Mocktail

Recipe by Tania FaysalCourse: Fruit Tea, Iced Tea
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

This refreshing tea mocktail is bursting with kiwi and mint flavors, perfect for a beach day or a relaxing afternoon. Forget the booze and enjoy a healthy, flavorful drink!

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled and sliced

  • 1/2 cup brewed green tea (chilled)

  • 1/4 cup sparkling water (chilled)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey (or agave nectar)

  • Fresh mint leaves

  • (Optional) Cucumber slices, for garnish

Directions

  • In a mason jar or cocktail shaker, add the kiwi slices, lime juice, and honey.
  • Using a muddler (or the back of a spoon), gently mash the kiwi to release its juices and mix with the honey, some mint leaves, and lime juice.
  • Place a mesh strainer over a tall glass filled with ice.
  • Pour the kiwi mixture into the glass, straining out any leftover kiwi bits.
  • Pour in the chilled green tea and top it off with sparkling water. (If you prefer a less fizzy drink, use plain chilled water instead.)
  • Add a sprig of fresh mint and a kiwi slice for a beachy touch. (Optional: add a few cucumber slices for extra coolness!)

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