Anytime I make drinks, I try to use fruit as a substitute for sugar. My wife read about a neat way to eat Kiwi fruits by hollowing them out with a spoon and eating the insides, leaving a watertight kiwi shell.
This of course made us think, if it can hold water it can hold Rum! Which led to kiwi infused Rum shots, served in the Kiwi fruit shell. If you add some strawberries, it tastes even better and you end up with Christmas colors.
It is a fun way to serve shots at your holiday parties while being tropically festive.
Step 1: What You Need
Here is what you need:
4 Kiwi fruits
2-4 shots of Rum (depending on how strong you can tolerate)
blender or food-processor
3-4 strawberries (optional, but recommended)
Step 2: Prepare Kiwi's
Use your knife to cut the head's off of the Kiwi fruits.
Now use your spoon to hollow out the kiwi (make sure not to cut through the kiwi with the spoon).
I took a lot of pictures of this step.
Step 3: Add Rum and Blend
Depending on how you like them, add 2-4 shots of your favorite Rum into the blender.
Now blend until a puree.
Step 4: Re-fill 2 Kiwi's
Now carefully pour the mixture back into 2 of the Kiwi shells.
I poured it into a pyrex mixing glass and then poured it into the Kiwi shells.
Step 5: Add Strawberries, Re-fill Other 2
Now add a few strawberries into the blender (I used frozen).
Obviously if you use fresh strawberries, you might want to cut the stems off before adding.\
Blend again. Carefully re-fill the other 2 Kiwi shells.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Now drink up!
You can use a straw or just shoot them straight from the kiwi. They look really neat and you can throw them away when you're done.
Just make sure you don't drive after having any of these!
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