Kiwi Go Again:  Alcohol-Free Kiwi Mojito

Fresh and tangy, this alcohol-free kiwi mojito is a delightful twist on the classic lime and mint recipe.  The inherent sweet and sour flavor of the kiwi fruit echoes the mojito’s profile making them a perfect complementary match.

The inclusion of the kiwis soft pulp and seeds adds a rustic texture and a nice crunch to the final mocktail.  If you prefer a smoother drink, you can use a fine-mesh sieve to separate the kiwi juice from the solids after blending the fruit.

Packed with vitamin C, this is a guilt-free delicious and nutritious treat that can be savored any time of day: ideal from brunch through to sun-downers.  

So, without reservations, raise your glass and enjoy!

Serves 1
Preparation time: 8 mins


  • 1 kiwi, peeled and cut into pieces – reserving a wheel for the garnish
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice (approx. ½ lime)
  • 8 mint leaves
  • ¼ oz. (7.5 ml) agave nectar
  • 4 oz. (120 ml) soda water or sparkling water

To garnish:

  • A sprig of fresh mint
  • A slice of lime
  • A wheel of kiwi 


  • Immersion hand blender
  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Citrus juicer
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Highball glass


  1. Using an immersion hand blender, liquidize the kiwi to a fine pulp and set aside.
  2. In the highball glass, muddle the mint with the lime juice.
  3. Add the kiwi and agave nectar.
  4. Fill the glass with ice and top with soda water.
  5. Using a cocktail spoon, gently stir the ingredients together.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, a slice of lime, and a wheel of kiwi.

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Alcohol-Free Kiwi Mojito FAQ

Do you need to peel the kiwi before you liquidize the fruit?
For the sake of texture and presentation, it is recommended to peel the kiwi before you liquidize the fruit.  A kiwi’s skin is edible and contains valuable nutrients, but will give the drink a more rustic character if it’s included in the mocktail.  Simply cut off the ends of the kiwi, then use a knife or spoon to carefully peel away the skin before cutting the fruit into small pieces.

Can I use a regular blender instead of an immersion hand blender?
Yes, you can use any type of blender to liquidize the kiwi.  I prefer to use a hand blender when making only a few mocktails for ease of assembly and cleaning of the blender.  However, as long as the kiwi is blended to a fine pulp, you can use any type of blender that you prefer.

What kind of mint should I use for muddling?
You can use any variety of fresh mint leaves for this recipe.  Spearmint or peppermint are commonly used in mojitos.  Remember to rinse the mint leaves and pat dry before using them to remove any dirt or debris.

Can I substitute lime juice with lemon juice?
Lime juice is traditionally used in mojitos, but you can substitute it with lemon juice if you prefer.  The flavor of the final mocktail will be slightly different, but it will still taste good!

What is agave nectar, and can I replace it with another sweetener?
Agave nectar is a natural sweetener derived from the agave plant. It has a mild, sweet taste and dissolves well in liquids. If you don’t have agave nectar, you can substitute it with other liquid sweeteners like honey or simple syrup.  Alternatively, you could add sugar at the muddling stage as is traditional for a classic mojito.

Can I make a larger batch of this recipe for a party or gathering?
Yes, you can easily scale up the ingredients to make a larger batch.  If you’re making the mocktail for a party, you can mix all of the ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher.  Serve in glasses filled with ice and garnished with a round of kiwi and slice of lime.

Can I prepare the kiwi mojito in advance?
It’s best to prepare the alcohol-free kiwi mojito just before serving to prevent it from losing its fizz and becoming too diluted,  However, you can prepare the kiwi mixture and lime juice in advance and keep refrigerated in a separate airtight containers for up to 2 days until you are ready to mix the drinks.

Can I add other fruits or herbs to customize the flavor?
Absolutely.  You can experiment with other fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, pineapple and more.  You can also add other herbs like basil or cilantro (coriander) for a different flavor profile.

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